ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – A Mexican journalist who was arrested and threatened with rape after exposing a child prostitution ring in Cancun involving prominent business figures is speaking at the University of Michigan.
Lydia Cacho is to receive the Wallenberg Medal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Rackham Auditorium, then deliver the annual Wallenberg Lecture.
The event honors Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who helped rescue tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis in World War II.
Cacho was arrested and threatened after publishing a book about the child prostitution ring in 2005. The International Women’s Media Foundation awarded her the Courage in Journalism Award in 2007.