Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 17, 2014.
Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness. He is a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. This event was followed by a talk with Melissa del Bosque.
This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.
Alfredo Corchado is Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News and a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and U.S.-Mexico foreign policy. He has reported on many border topics, from the disappearance and murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, to the exodus of Mexico’s middle class to the United States, to the exposure of government corruption and the reach of Mexican drug traffickers into U.S. communities.
Born in Durango, Mexico, Corchado grew up in California and Texas. He worked as a farm laborer alongside his parents, who were members of the United Farm Workers. The recipient of numerous awards and honors for his courageous journalism, he is the author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness.[audio:http://media.lannan.org.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/corchado-140917.mp3|artists=Lannan Readings and Conversations|titles=Alfredo Corchado with Melissa del Bosque]
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