June 26: A Reading of Midnight in Mexico

Please join Alfredo Corchado for a Reading of "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness." In Mexican lore, a curse was put on that country’s people when La Malinche, an Aztec woman, cooperated with the Spanish conquistadors. As recently as New Year’s Day in Ciudad Juarez, 50 people died in five days. These numbers aren’t unusual but for Alfredo Corchado, the story is more than tragedy and sensationalism. Midnight in Mexico weaves together Corchado’s search for the evil—political and criminal—acting in Mexico with his own search for belonging as a Mexican-American.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Auditorium of King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
53 Washington Square South

Alfredo Corchado is a 2009 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and has worked for the Dallas Morning News since 1994. As Mexico Bureau Chief, he covers US policy in Latin America, specializing in Mexico. His reporting has earned him several awards, including the Maria Moors Cabot award presented by Columbia University and the Elijah Parrish Lovejoy prize presented by Colby College. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the David Rockefeller Center at Harvard. He is based in Mexico City, but calls the border home.

This event is free and open to the public. Photo ID is required for entry into the building.