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Bianca Padró

Lima, Peru
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Health
  • Oceans
  • Policy
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Natural Disasters
  • Wildlife Trafficking

Bianca Padró Ocasio is an independent journalist with eight years of experience working in the US and Latin American media landscape. During her career, she has covered the environment, politics and other social issues. She is based in Lima, Perú and is a journalist with ‘Red Investigativa Transfronteriza’ at the Peruvian publication ‘OjoPúblico’, where she collaborates on Latin American investigations, on topics such as regional migration and environmental cross-border crimes in the Amazon. Currently, she is interested in telling stories about illegal gold mining in the Amazon and the impact of environmental crimes on Indigenous communities in the Peruvian rainforest. In 2023, she was part of the project NarcoFiles, a cross-border investigation led by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), where she published a story on how armed groups in Colombia are becoming more and more involved in illegal mining. She has also collaborated with the New York Times, Vice/Refinery29 and Argus Media. She was the political correspondent at the Miami Herald and in 2022, was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of a building collapse in South Florida, which killed 98 people. Between 2017 and 2019, and as part of her work for the Orlando Sentinel newspaper, she dedicated herself to documenting the impact of the hurricanes which devastated a large part of the Caribbean and caused serious damage in Puerto Rico. This piece won various state awards in Florida for Journalism and Transparency. Bianca is originally from Puerto Rico and in her spare time, loves spending time by the sea. 

Bianca Padró

Lima, Peru
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Health
  • Oceans
  • Policy
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Natural Disasters
  • Wildlife Trafficking

Bianca Padró Ocasio is an independent journalist with eight years of experience working in the US and Latin American media landscape. During her career, she has covered the environment, politics and other social issues. She is based in Lima, Perú and is a journalist with ‘Red Investigativa Transfronteriza’ at the Peruvian publication ‘OjoPúblico’, where she collaborates on Latin American investigations, on topics such as regional migration and environmental cross-border crimes in the Amazon. Currently, she is interested in telling stories about illegal gold mining in the Amazon and the impact of environmental crimes on Indigenous communities in the Peruvian rainforest. In 2023, she was part of the project NarcoFiles, a cross-border investigation led by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), where she published a story on how armed groups in Colombia are becoming more and more involved in illegal mining. She has also collaborated with the New York Times, Vice/Refinery29 and Argus Media. She was the political correspondent at the Miami Herald and in 2022, was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of a building collapse in South Florida, which killed 98 people. Between 2017 and 2019, and as part of her work for the Orlando Sentinel newspaper, she dedicated herself to documenting the impact of the hurricanes which devastated a large part of the Caribbean and caused serious damage in Puerto Rico. This piece won various state awards in Florida for Journalism and Transparency. Bianca is originally from Puerto Rico and in her spare time, loves spending time by the sea.