Graciela Bevacqua



Graciela Bevacqua found herself at the centre of astonishing pressures from the government of Argentina to manipulate official statistics. As head of the national statistics institute, she refused to publish falsified inflation indices; she faced fines and threats of imprisonment. Alicia Carriquiry spoke to her. Here is what it feels like to be harassed by the government whose people you are trying to serve.