Centro de Periodismo Investigativo fills a critical need for watchdog  journalism in Puerto Rico, providing oversight of powerful figures and institutions and defending the public’s access to information.

Already a trusted news source locally, the organization gained national prominence in 2019 after its reporting on government corruption resulted in the resignation of Puerto Rico’s governor. Publishing in both Spanish and English, the newsroom produces regular and ongoing investigative reporting on political corruption, campaign financing, government spending, public policy, and climate change.

With support from the American Journalism Project, CPI is working to broaden support for investigative journalism in Puerto Rico and expand to serve Puerto Ricans on the mainland.

Leaders

  • Carla Minet is a veteran journalism and nonprofit leader who oversees all programs at the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo. Previously she was executive director of the nonprofit organization Community Press and worked as an independent journalist, a researcher and radio, television and internet producer for Canal 6, Radio Universidad, El Nuevo Día, Primera Hora, Univisión and NotiCel.
  • Rígel Lugo oversees CPI’s revenue and operations. A sociologist, researcher and graphic artist by training, she graduated from the Universidad of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras and continued her doctoral studies at the Complutense University of Madrid. She also studied at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law.