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Daniel Santoro

Daniel Santoro, Argentina, is the national political editor at Clarin, Argentina's largest newspaper, and has conducted extensive investigations into government corruption, national security matters, and international drug trafficking.

Santoro has broken a number of scandals detailing arms smuggling, including one story linking  former president Carlos Menem with the traffic of 6,500 tons of weapons to Croatia, which at the time was under a U.N. arms embargo, and Ecuador. 

Santoro was awarded the 1995 King of Spain international journalism award for his "outstanding contribution" to journalism and the 2004 Maria Moors Cabot from Columbia University, IPYS-International Transparency and platinium Konex.

In addition to his work at Clarin, Santoro teaches investigative journalism at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires and has also conducted classes at the Fundacion para un Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano, run by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia-Marquez in Colombia.

Between 2000 and 2004, Santoro published Puro Periodismo (Pure Journalism), Técnicas de Investigación (a journalism textbook), and six other books. Apart from ICIJ, he is also a member of the National Journalism Academy, and is a former president of Foro de Periodismo Argentino (FOPEA), a journalism association. His blog is "Santoro investiga".

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