Mexican author and journalist Lydia Cacho and American author and journalist Jeremy Scahill were recently named the winners of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. Cacho’s books, which include Esclavas del poder (Slavery Inc.: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking) and Memorias de una infamia (Infamy: How One Woman Brought an International Sex Trafficking Ring to Justice), have exposed organized crime, corruption, and government malfeasance. Her most recent book, En Busca de Kayla (In Search of Kayla), is an illustrated short story that teaches children about the power they have over their own safety on the Internet. Thanks to her writing and activism, Cacho has become a leader in the fight for freedom of expression and human rights in Mexico. She has been awarded the Amnesty International Ginetta Sagan Award for Women and Children’s Rights, the Hrant Dink Award, and the Civil Courage Prize of the Train Foundation, among other honors. She and Scahill will receive the ALBA/Puffin award in a May 7 ceremony in N.Y.C.