Hugo Alconada Mon, Argentina, is investigations editor of the newspaper La Nación.
Alconada Mon has published articles in regional and national media in the United States, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina, among other countries.
He has won the top Argentine awards for journalism, presented by the Konex Foundation, the Asociación de Entidades Periodisticas Argentinas (ADEPA) and Foro de Periodismo Argentino (FOPEA), as well as awards from the Moors Cabot - Columbia University, Inter American Press Association, the Latin American Institute for Press and Society (IPyS) and Transparency International, among others. In 2010, he was also a finalist for the Daniel Pearl Award for international cross-border investigations.
He has won scholarships and grants from the United Nations, Stanford University, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Eisenhower Fellowships and the Salzburg Seminar.
Alconada Mon has authored several books: Los Secretos de la Valija (The Secrets of the Briefcase), Las Coimas del Gigante Aleman (The Bribes of the German Giant), Boudou y La Máquina de Hacer Billetes (The Vice-President and Printing Money Machine), La Piñata, La Raíz de Todos los Males, Pausa, and Pausa II.
He is a graduate of the Law School of the University of La Plata in Argentina and earned his master’s degree, summa cum laude, in political communication from the University of Navarre in Spain. He has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and he is currently a "maestro" of the Fundación Gabo García Márquez.