PERSPECTIVES: Alfredo Corchado
Louie talks with journalist Alfredo Corchado, who is the author of "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent Into Darkness." Corchado is the Mexico Bureau Chief of the Dallas Morning News. Corchado talks about his early career in journalism and about his mother's influence on his life & career. A native of Mexico, Corchado studied in El Paso, yet decided to return to Mexico to be a reporter. He talks about an experience in which he received a death threat in Mexico City on the very night he was to celebrate an award. Corchado also explains why holding a U.S. passport may actually be a form of protection against narcos who might want him dead...a protection his Mexican colleagues do not have.
Aired June 1, 2013.