Leticia Agudo was a recipient of the summer 2012 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. Leticia traveled to the Chiapas region of Mexico where Mexican amber is exclusively found. Although this amber fetches big money when sold around the world, the local families who mine it make an average of just $10 a month, with children as young as ten working in the mines.
Leticia had her TV documentary ‘Land of Amber’ broadcast on TG4 on Tuesday, 9th September 2014. To view this documentary, please click here.