Arturo Torres Ramirez
Ecuador

Arturo Torres Ramirez, Ecuador, is the general editor at El Comercio in Quito.

He was previously the research editor, coordinator and editor of the judicial section of El Comercio, where he was responsible for corruption coverage and judicial and security issues. Torres has also reported for the newspapers El Universo and Tiempos del Mundo.

In 2004, Ramirez won the Transparency International, Ipys and Open Society's Institute's award for researching corruption in Latin America. He was a finalist in the same award in 2006, 20017, 2010 and 2013. In 2009 he was also awarded the Jorge Mantilla Ortega Award for his reporting on the bombing in Angostura and the UNP, National Journalism Organization award for his investigations between the FARC and several Ecuadorian politicans. He also wrote a book on the same topic called “El juego del Camaleón, los secretos de Angostura” (The Game of Chameleon, the Secrets of Angostura) in the same year.

He was part of the team that investigated the Panama Papers with ICIJ. 

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