Journalist Alfredo Corchado

I Still Want to Be Warren Beatty in Shampoo

Alfredo Corchado is the 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. Born in Mexico and raised in California, he has covered Mexico and the border since the 1980s for various newspapers. Before telling his tales of reporting from Mexico and explaining his hopes for the country’s future, he talked Warren Beatty, Juan Gabriel, and the Cowboys in the Zócalo green room.

Is Mexico Finally Turning the Corner?

Journalist Alfredo Corchado Talks About the Surprisingly Hopeful Trajectory of America’s Southern Neighbor

Speaking to a full house at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles was something of a homecoming, said Alfredo Corchado, Dallas Morning News Mexico bureau chief and author of Midnight in Mexico: …

A Son of Mexico’s Journey

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 …

Will It Ever Be Safe To Be a Journalist in Mexico?

If the Answer Is Yes, We’ve Got to Find New Strategies

Violence against the press has long been a pernicious problem in Mexico, but the current wave of drug wars, which began in 2006, has been particularly deadly for journalists. Reporters …

You Can Become Mexican Again

Going Back to the Place I Was Born After 30 Years Wasn’t Straightforward. But I’m Still Here.

The Metropolitan Cathedral, the majestic 16th-century church in the heart of Mexico City, tilted slightly to the left, pulled into the soft earth by the weight of its own stones. …