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Alfredo Corchado

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Based in El Paso and Mexico City, Alfredo Corchado is the border-Mexico correspondent for the Dallas Morning News. He is a noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and US–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 US 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 Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018) and Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey through a Country’s Descent into Darkness (Penguin Press, 2013).

  • 2016