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In his new memoir “Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness,” Dallas Morning News Mexico bureau chief Alfredo Corchado, NF ’09, reflects on his life as a Mexican immigrant to the United States and the extraordinary journey he has taken to cover events in his homeland despite the threat of violence wrought by the country’s drug wars.

In a recent interview at the Nieman Foundation, Corchado discussed the genesis of his book during his Nieman year, the dangers he and other journalists face in Mexico, and the importance of better understanding the complex relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, two countries country inextricably intertwined by far more than a shared border.

Watch clips from Corchado’s interview: The Year of Living Safely, Away from the Drug Wars of Mexico

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