Alfredo Corchado is a Nieman Fellow and Mexican Bureau Chief of the Dallas Morning News. In 2000, he was the first reporter granted an interview with Vicente Fox, Mexico's first democratic president, after his election. He lives in Texas.
Praise for Alfredo Corchado's "Midnight in Mexico" "Electrifying... the portrait that Corcahdo paints is all the more heartrending for Mexico's extraordinary promise... Security and the drug war that are Mexico's biggest worries... watching Corchado struggle in the crucible, trying to do the right thing by his two homelands, one can't help being reminded... the dawn that will follow this 'midnight in Mexico' will come only if we take some of the responsibility. The health of this neighbor is integral to our own.""--Washington Post " "Corchado looks at Mexico's darkest hour. And doesn't blink.""--"Alan Cheuse, " Dallas Morning News" "A riveting account that features many of the places and personalities that have been central to Mexico's recent nightmare...Corchado is a dogged and savvy journalist who manages to be everywhere a good reported should be... A unique binational perspective on the two countries he calls home, expressing admiration for the determination of U.S. and Mexican officials to fight a shared problem by taking on shared responsibility.""--San Francisco Chronicle" "[Corchado's] solid research and detailed understanding of the forces at work there make the book an important one for anyone who cares about Mexico, and his personal struggle with his homeland make it a raw, compelling read.""--Miami Herald" "Gripping... more than just a tale about a reporter and his prey...his appreciation of [Mexico] infuses his journalism with passion and conviction.""--The Economist" "Corchado's work set a high standard in making sense of things. While most American reporters were on the outside looking in, he often wrote from much deeper places, using sources on both sides of the law--from an American investigator to a cartel informant--giving him an enviable perspective." --"San Antonio"" Express" "The secret revealed at ["Midnight in Mexico's"] conclusion is more compelling than Citize