ICIJ’s deputy director is one of 2018’s ‘Great Immigrants’

ICIJ’s Deputy Director Marina Walker Guevara will be honored this Fourth of July by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for her contributions to journalism. The organization selected Argentina-born Walker Guevara alongside 37 other naturalized citizens for the “Great Immigrants, Great Americans” tribute.

Andrew Carnegie, the namesake of the organization, was a 19th-century American steel magnate who emigrated from Scotland in his teenage years. Walker Guevara’s story shares  a similar thread; her grandparents migrated from Scotland to Argentina in the early 1900s.

“This recognition is both an honor and a responsibility, especially at a time when many immigrants are going through so much hardship in our country,” Walker Guevara said of the recognition.

Known for her tenacious cross-border reporting, Walker Guevara has conducted award-winning investigations into environmental damage caused by mining companies in Latin America, as well as abstinence-based HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns in Africa under the conservative eye of the George W. Bush

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