Two impoverished communities, continents apart, are at the forefront of a historic fight to determine the level of immunity from lawsuits that international organizations can rely upon when development causes harm.
The cause is still a mystery but the impact of a dangerous chronic kidney disease was so overwhelming that the Nicaraguan town was rechristened the island of widows.
Brazil’s Natalia Viana co-founded Agência Pública, a women-led investigative news outlet that focuses on human rights, gender equality and abuses of corporate and government power.
ICIJ member Carlos Fernando Chamorro has fled Nicaragua amid a series of escalating attacks against his newsroom by the Ortega regime.
Mauricio Funes and several associates were charged for allegedly disguising $3.5 million in bribes from a state contractor, using offshore companies uncovered as part of the Panama Papers.
Thirty-nine Latin American journalists from 11 media outlets participated in ICIJ’s global examination of the medical device industry and its regulators.
There was an 800 percent spike in disclosure after the offshore secrecy investigation.
ICIJ member Omaya Sosa Pascual and her team helped reveal Puerto Rico’s true death toll in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Now, she shares lessons on covering similar tragedies.