Brazos Bookstore and La Voz de Houston recently sponsored a book reading featuring Alfredo Corchado, the Dallas Morning News Mexican bureau chief. Corchado discussed his book, Midnight in Mexico, and the Mexican drug war (the main topic of his book).
His reporting has earned him several awards and honors, including:
- Nieman Fellow at Harvard
- Rockefeller Fellow
- Woodrow Wilson Scholar
- Maria Moors Cabot award from Columbia Journalism School for extraordinary bravery and enterprise
- Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism
His reporting has also earned him several death threats which have, on occasion, required that he leave Mexico for his safety. Despite the fact that Mexico has become a place where being a journalist is an extremely high-risk job, he continues his work.
I haven’t read the book yet, but look forward to doing so when it makes its way to the top of my pile.
— Written by Sandra Fernandez