Johanna Osorio Herrera's stories

Rescuing the Lake with the Pseudostem of the Plantain Plant

May 30, 2024

In the labs of the School of Chemistry of Universidad Central de Venezuela, researchers Ray Arteaga and Manuel Fermín used the pseudostem of the plantain plant to create a small sponge capable of absorbing large amounts of crude oil.

The Day Journalism Defeated the State

Apr 10, 2019

On February 12, 2014, Bassil Da Costa was killed during a demonstration against Nicolás Maduro’s government. Juancho Montoya –a leader of paramilitary groups known as colectivos– and Robert Redman completed the death toll of that day. The government blamed the opposition. But a group of investigative journalists…

859 Days Without Seeing the Sky

Feb 28, 2019

Andrea González spent 2 years, 4 months and 6 days imprisoned for a crime she did not commit. That equals 859 days, 20,628 hours, if we consider she was arrested one day in the morning and released one day at night. She was taken to El Helicoide —one of the political prisons of Nicolas Maduro’s […]

I pretended to be a reporter as soon as I learned to read. Later on, I considered pursuing a career in five other professions. But life wanted me to be a journalist. I knew it when I was 12 years old. I was born the day I started covering minor league sports and fell in love with communities. Now I am learning to tell their stories.

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