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Patricia Verdugo Aguirre (1947-2008)


Chilean journalist and writer. She studied at the School of Journalism, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
During her career, she worked with Ercilla magazine and became part of the founding team of Hoy magazine and a member of the team at Apsi magazine.
She specialized in political journalism, and dedicated many years of her life to do research on journalism and human rights. She has written books such as Los zarpazos del puma (1985), Quemados vivos (1986) and Operación siglo XX (1990), among others.
She was awarded the María Moors Cabot Award in 1993 for her career. This is the most important recognition to a foreign journalist in the USA.
In 1997, she received the Premio Nacional de Periodismo (National Award for Journalism).

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