Lydia Cacho

Feminist writer and anti-violence activist Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico’s most prominent investigative journalists. She is also a public figure renowned for her political courage. In recent years, as Mexico’s “war on drugs” has escalated and social violence soared, journalism has become an increasingly dangerous vocation in that country. Like many journalists, Cacho has received numerous death threats over the years, frequently backed up by direct attacks.