A Son of Mexico’s Journey

Midnight in Mexico

Excerpt from Midnight in Mexico

Alfredo Corchado moved to the U.S. from Mexico as a boy but dreamed for years of returning to his home country. But when his work as a journalist brought him back in the 1980s, his homecoming was bittersweet. His joy was tempered first by financial troubles, and then by drug violence. Corchado visits Zócalo to tell his stories of reporting from Mexico’s drug wars—and why he remains hopeful for the country’s future. Below is an excerpt from his book, Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into …

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