Guilherme Amado is an investigative reporter for the Brazilian Época weekly magazine, in which he publishes a daily online investigative column and a weekly one in the print version. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Amado investigated organized crime in South America, militia groups in Rio de Janeiro, and corrupt politicians in Brasília. He is passionate about cross-border journalism collaborations. Amado has traveled to many countries in Latin America to write stories related to organized crime and to encourage cooperation among investigative reporters. In 2014, he developed a WhatsApp-based social network, Narcosur Network, to connect Latin American reporters specialized in writing about organized crime. Amado is also the vice-president of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism. He has received the two most distinguished awards in Brazilian journalism: the Esso Journalism Award and the Tim Lopes Investigative Journalism Award.