Mónica Baró (b. Havana, 1988). Journalist and writer. She worked for the state magazine Bohemia from 2013 to 2014 and then for the Cuban Institute of Philosophy. In 2015 she was a founding member of independent environmental magazine Periodismo de Barrio [Community Journalism], working as a reporter and part of its editorial team until 2018. She has published in OnCuba, Univisón Noticias, El Toque, Cuba Posible, Hypermedia Magazine. She writes mostly about communities vulnerable to natural disasters, lead poisoning, housing problems and gender violence. In 2019 she was awarded the Gabriel García Márquez prize for her text “La sangre nunca fue amarilla” [Blood was never yellow]. She currently works as a journalist for El Estornudo magazine [The Sneeze] and lives in Havana.