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The Resource Midnight in Mexico : a reporter's journey through a country's descent into the darkness, Alfredo Corchado

Midnight in Mexico : a reporter's journey through a country's descent into the darkness, Alfredo Corchado

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Midnight in Mexico : a reporter's journey through a country's descent into the darkness
Title
Midnight in Mexico
Title remainder
a reporter's journey through a country's descent into the darkness
Statement of responsibility
Alfredo Corchado
Title variation
Midnight in Mexico
Title variation remainder
a reporters journey through a countrys descent into the darkness
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since 2006, more than seventy thousand people have been killed in the Mexican drug war. In a country where the powerful are rarely scrutinized, noted Mexican American journalist Alfredo Corchado continues to report on government corruption, murders in Juarez, and the ruthless drug cartels of Mexico. In 2007, Corchado received a tip that he could be their next target. Rather than leave his country, Corchado went out into the Mexican countryside to investigate the threat. As he frantically contacted his sources, Corchado suspected the threat was his punishment for returning to Mexico against his mother's wishes--a curse. His parents had fled north and raised their children in California, but Corchado returned as a journalist in 1994, convinced that Mexico would one day overcome its pervasive corruption. But in this land of extremes, the gap of inequality--and injustice--remains wide. Even after the 2000 election put Mexico's opposition party in power for the first time, the long-awaited defeat created a vacuum of power. The cartels went to war with one another in the mid-2000s, while President Felipe Calderón tried in vain to stop the bloodshed. Meanwhile, the work Corchado lives for could kill him, but he's not ready to leave Mexico--not yet, maybe never.--From publisher description
Summary
A Mexican-American journalist traces his 2007, twenty-four-hour effort to end a threat against his own life by a paramilitary group that sought to prevent his investigations into Mexico's drug trafficking and government corruption
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10175379
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Corchado, Alfredo
Dewey number
364.1097
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Corchado, Alfredo
  • Drug traffic
  • Organised crime
  • Investigative reporting
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
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a reporter's journey through a country's descent into the darkness
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Midnight in Mexico : a reporter's journey through a country's descent into the darkness, Alfredo Corchado
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-274) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000050253354
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 284 pages
Isbn
9781594204395
Lccn
2012046885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)844734650
Label
Midnight in Mexico : a reporter's journey through a country's descent into the darkness, Alfredo Corchado
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000050253354
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 284 pages
Isbn
9781594204395
Lccn
2012046885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)844734650

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