Maria Zuppello

Maria Zuppello

Investigative reporter and expert on crime-terror nexus in Latin America

freelance investigative reporter

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My experience as a tv producer and videojournalist spans over 20 years. I filmed all over the world from Japan to Sri Lanka, Iceland, Norway, Finland, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Netherland, Switzerland, Arctic, US, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Easter Island, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Cuba.


I interviewed scientists as John Nash and Oliver Sacks, politicians as Mikhail Gorbachev. I covered the Dilma Rousseff inauguration for CNN.


In 2003 thanks to the invitation of the Nobel prize Carlo Rubbia, I was the first Italian reporter to go alone to Antarctica. Without a crew, with two small digital cameras, I followed the Italian scientific expedition, the most important experience of my life.


In 2015 I was admitted to the Pulitzer Prize for my reportage on asbestos in Brazil published on The Guardian website.


Since 2016 I've been focusing my journalistic research on crime-terror nexus in Latin America and written a book on it. From Twin Towers to Bataclan through Latin America: "Tropical Jihad- The crime terror nexus in Latin America", available in Italian on Amazon.com. Foreword by Emanuele Ottolenghi, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Washington


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