VOA Investigative reporter Veronica Balderas Iglesias films illegal logging at Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Mexico.
VOA Investigative reporter Veronica Balderas Iglesias films illegal logging at Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Mexico.

MICHOACAN, MEXICO - In the Mexican state of Michoacan this year, the suspicious death of a prominent communal leader at the Monarch butterfly’s World Heritage reserve rocked the conservation world. VOA’s Veronica Balderas Iglesias went to Michoacan and found that in this place of beauty, there was an underside of lawlessness, corruption and poverty that could threaten the sustainability of the biosphere.

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