Based in Barcelona, Antonio Baquero joined OCCRP in 2020 and is an investigative editor covering Europe and beyond. Before that, he made his professional career at El Periódico Catalunya, where he served as a correspondent in North Africa as well as a war reporter in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
As an investigative journalist, he received the King of Spain Prize for Journalism — known as the Latin Pulitzer — for an investigation into the wrongful imprisonment of a Spaniard in Italy that led to the man’s release. His investigations into the misuse of rubber bullets by riot police led to the dismissal of the Catalan Interior Minister. While at El Periódico, Antonio collaborated with OCCRP on the Troika Laundromat investigation.