Political Violence in Mexico

Prizewinning investigative reporter and champion of free speech, Anabel Hernández, discusses state violence, drug war politics, and the current prospects for social mobilization in Mexico on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:00-2:45pm, in the Charles E. Merrill Lounge.

February 11, 2015

By , Graduate Student, Politics Department 

On December 14, 2014, Anabel Hernández, one of Mexico's top contemporary journalists, broke the story on how, contrary to official accounts, the Mexican federal police and military were directly involved in the attack on rural student teachers from Ayotzinapa this past September.  Since the publication of her book, Los Señoresdel Narco (2010), a scathing indictment of the Mexican government, police, military, and business sector for colluding with drug cartels, she has been under intense security and witness protection due to threats and violence against her and her family. 

Ana Hernandez black-and-white headshotAnabel Hernández is an investigative reporter and writer who has reported on slave labor, sexual exploitation, political corruption and abuse of power, and drug cartels.  A defender and symbol of free speech, she won the 2012 World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers Golden Pen of Freedom Award. 

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The Chicano Latino Research Center is honored to cosponsor this free, public event with the Center for Political Ecology, Departments of Latin American and Latino Studies and Politics, and UCSC Students for Ayotzinapa.