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Isabella Cota

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Award winning investigative journalist and author

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Isabella Cota is a reporter with 15 years of experience. She has done investigative reporting for BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Quinto Elemento Lab and OpenDemocracy. As a former Reuters and Bloomberg correspondent, Isabella has reported from the UK, Costa Rica and her native Mexico. She was also a News21 fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has covered a wide range of issues, from Donald Trump’s failed business deals in Mexico to the illegal international market for electronic waste and manipulative information campaigns targeted at women. In 2019, she traced financing from ultraconservative groups in the United States to false abortion clinics in Mexico City, where pregnancy interruption is legal. She has a masters in Business and Financial Journalism from City University, London. After three years as a freelance journalist, Isabella has joined El País in 2020, the world’s leading Spanish-language outlet, as Economics Correspondent for Latin America.