Milagros Salazar specializes in covering social and environmental conflicts, in particular those relating to the mining, oil and gas industries in Peru. She also writes about the illegal production and trade of cocaine, which leads her to travel in different areas of the country. Salazar began collaborating with IPS in June 2006 and also writes for Lima’s daily La República. Since 1993, she has been working as an Editor and Correspondent for several national dailies, including Expreso and El Peruano. Born in Lima in 1976, Salazar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Communication from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and a Master’s degree in Human Rights from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú. She has also pursued further study on political governance as part of programmes sponsored by the George Washington University (United States).