U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM: Life, Death and Journalism on the Border


Ricardo Sandoval brings to life the dangers facing journalists reporting on the U.S.–Mexico border.

Alfredo Corchado’s call, at close to midnight in the fall of 2004, convinced me we had been right in our reporting of a troublesome spike in violence by drug traffickers along the U.S.–Mexico border. And his description of an encounter with a mysterious man inside a honky-tonk bar in Laredo, Texas, was evidence that we’d touched a dangerous nerve.

Ricardo Sandoval
Publication date: 
January 15, 2008
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article