Fellowships, awards and grants

Green Eyeshade Awards
First place, politics reporting, for investigation of waste and abuse in federal government programs aimed at assisting Cuban immigrants, 2016. See Easy Money: U.S. Welfare Flows to Cuba.

Investigative Reporters & Editors
Finalist for Tom Renner Award, which recognizes outstanding watchdog reporting, for investigation into Cuban organized crime, 2016. See Plundering America: The Cuban Criminal Pipeline.

Florida Society of Newspaper Editors
Second place, investigative reporting, for investigation of waste and abuse in federal government programs aimed at assisting Cuban immigrants, 2016. See Easy Money: U.S. Welfare Flows to Cuba.
First place, Feature Writing, for story about Cuban spy Juan Pablo Roque, 2013. See “Retired spy lives in obscurity.”
Second place, Feature Writing, for story about Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, 2014. See “Yoani Sánchez stirs up cyberspace.”

Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
Grant recipient in 2010, 2011 and 2015 for reporting projects in Cuba.

Fulbright scholar
Carried out field study on myths and legends of Indians in the jungle. Traveled throughout the country by bus, foot, bush plane and dugout canoe.
Quito, Ecuador
1981-82

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