Lydia Cacho is a Mexican investigative journalist and activist whose work has led to her life being under threat.
Her book, Demons of Eden, published seven years ago, is an expose of child abuse in Mexico in which she names powerful men at the centre of the abuse as well as the officials and governors who, she claims, protected the paedophiles. Following its publication she was imprisoned and – she says – tortured, and asked to retract her accusations. After a year-long battle, she won the case against her for defamation but still receives death threats from the powerful and dangerous enemies she has made. Lydia Cacho continues to campaign. In her latest book, Slavery Inc, she examines international sex trafficking.