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Miami Herald Dominates Inter American Press Group Awards With AM-IAPA

October 24, 1991

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) _ The following is a list of winners of the Inter American Press Association awards handed out Thursday night at the end of the group’s meeting in Sao Paulo:

-The Tom Wallace Award - the Miami Herald for its day-to-day coverage of Latin America and Inter-American affairs.

-The Harmodio Arias Award for Human Rights - Debbie Sontag of the Miami Herald for her articles on Haitian refugees and applicants for political, asylum imprisoned in Miami.

-The Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Award for Inter-American relations - James Brooke, New York Times correspondent in Rio de Janeiro for articles on daily life in Latin America, government, politics, drugs and human rights.

-The Bartolome Mitre Award for Narcotics Coverage - Peter Eisner, senior correspondent for Newsday covering Latin America for a series of articles on drug matters in Colombia and violence against newspapers and journalists in that country

-The Jamaica Daily Gleaner Award for commentary - Roberto Santiago of Emerge Magazine of New York for his article ″Unlike Utopia - Racial Realities in Cuba.″

-The Globe and Mail Award for In Depth reporting - The Miami Herald for its ″Dirty Dollars″ series on drug money laundering in South Florida.

-The Agustin Edwards MacClure Award for Opinion - Jorge Davila Miguel of El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish edition of the Miami Herald, for his weekly column on Cuban political themes.

-The Freedom of the Press Award - Ricardo Elvio Trotti of El Liberal of Santiago del Estero, Argentina for a series on violence against journalists and media and freedom of expression in general.

-The Miguel Otero Silva Award - La Nacion of Costa Rica for a special edition and series on the life of late President Jose Figueres.

-Mirta Ojito, Ivan Roman, Andres Reynaldo, Cynthia Corzo and Ana Santiago of Miami’s El Nuevo Herald received honorable mention citations for their investigative reporting on Cuba’s Mariel refugees.

-An award sponsored by the Miami Herald for investigative reporting - El Norte newspaper of Monterrey, Mexico for a series on Cuba.

-Maria Cristina Caballero of El Tiempo of Bogota, Colombia received an honorable mention for in-depth reporting on Colombia’s drug war.