NACLA Update: Join us on June 26 for a reading with author Alfredo Corchado


Dear Naclistas,

Thanks to all who joined  at last night's screening of  The Tiniest Place and at Left Forum this past weekend!  Stay tuned for recordings from NACLA's Left Forum panels, which we will post online in the coming weeks.

Also, please join us for a reading with author Alfredo Corchado on June 26:


Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness
A reading with author Alfredo Corchado

In Mexican lore, a curse was put on that country’s people when La Malinche, an Aztec woman, cooperated with the Spanish conquistadors. Indeed, what else but a curse could explain the violence and corruption tearing the nation apart? As recently as NewYear’s Day in Ciudad Juarez, fifty people died in five days.These numbers aren’t unusual—the Juarez serial killings have long been splashed across the media—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.The result is an important and deeply personal work about Mexico’s chance for prosperity and stability. Despite the ravaged state of the nation today, Mexico is not without redemption—for Corchado, to believe in the curse is to believe in the cure.

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 served as a 2010 scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. He is currently a visiting fellow at the David Rockefeller Center at Harvard. He is based in Mexico City, but calls the border home.

Event details:
June 26, 6pm
King Juan Carlos Center auditorium
53 Washington Square South
New York City

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