Daniel Villatoro García works as a trainer for SocialTIC and coordinates the School of Data for Latin America program. He is a freelance journalist. His work can be seen in outlets like Univision, ProPublica, and Radio Ambulante (USA); El Faro (El Salvador); Convoca (Peru); Plaza Pública and OjoConMiPisto (Guatemala); and Travesías Media (Mexico). He has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences from the Rafael Landívar University and a master’s degree in Political Science and Experimental Design. Daniel is a consultant for media outlets and tech projects. He is an instructor for courses at the OAS, the IDB, and the Latin American Initiative of Open Data. He co-founded Visibles, a communications project that reflects on the LGBTI community in Guatemala’s public agenda. He has won the TRACE Award for Investigative Journalism and the Journalistic Excellence Award from the Inter American Society of the Press, on two occasions. He has been a finalist for the Gabriel García Márquez and Roche Awards and has exhibited his artistic work in Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Costa Rica. He was a fellow of the School of Data for Latin America and continues organizing courses and workshops about research methods applied to journalism.
María Luz Nóchez has been a staff journalist for El Faro since 2011 and has coordinated the Opinion section since 2019. She specializes in covering arts and culture, minority groups (the LGBTI community and indigenous people), and violence against women. In 2017, her piece “A paradise for child molesters” won the Latin American Award for Investigative Journalism from the Journalism and Society Institute and Transparency International. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences.
Élmer L. Menjívar is a journalist and literary. He’s specialized in cultural content, critique, and essay writing. He worked on articles devoted to culture and politics at La Prensa Gráfica, and he was also a journalist and editor of the El Ágora section of El Faro. He collaborates with various national and international media outlets, like Revista Factum, Avianca Revista, Literofilia, Sin Etiquetas, and Distintas Latitudes, among others. Since 2011, he’s been an activist and cofounder for Colectivo Normal, a citizen movement that works for the rights of LGBTI people. He has published three poetry books, Poemas (Mazatli, 1997), Otros poemas (UTEC, 2005) and Poemas que no enamoran (Índole, 2017). He has a cultural blog and a literary blog.