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Alfredo Corchado was born in Durango, Mexico, and grew up in California and Texas. He is the Mexican Bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News, and is one of the few journalists still reporting from the field on the violent drug war south of the border. Corchado has received many honors for his reportage, including the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, considered the Pulitzer Prize for reporting in Latin America, which is awarded by Columbia University. Corchado’s critically acclaimed new book is “Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness” (Penguin).