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Alfredo Corchado

Mexico bureau chief, Dallas Morning News

Residency: January 2017 – March 2017

Book Project: “Shadows at Dawn”

Research Interests: immigration, national security, drug-related violence and border communities


Alfredo Corchado is a leading reporter on immigration and national security issues, especially the drug-related violence that threatens Mexico’s border communities and national security. He has worked for the Dallas Morning News since 1994 and covers U.S. policy in Latin America, specializing in Mexico and previously on Cuba.

Corchado has earned several awards, including the prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University and the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Journalism Award from Colby College. In 2010, he served as a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center at Harvard University. His nonfiction book “Midnight in Mexico” was released in 2013.