It’s not easy being a reporter in a sometimes lawless land with a limited history of a free press. But that’s what Alfredo Corchado has done, as he recounts in his first book, Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness.
Corchado explains that he chose the title of his book carefully, to imply a glimmer of optimism through the darkness of the events he recounts.
As he travels around the United States speaking about his book and his experiences, Corchado says he is often asked if it is safe for Americans to visit Mexico. His answer: Yes, mostly.