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FROM THIS EPISODE

A family tragedy sends the Corchados from Mexico to California's Central Valley, searching for greener pastures. Upon arrival, that's hardly what they find. But some years later, a deal involving a 1978 Camaro sets the oldest son on a path to unlikely success. Now he's risking his life every day to get the story out.

Alfredo Corchado is the author of the book Midnight in Mexico.

 

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Alfredo's parents on their wedding day

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Alfredo (left) with two brothers in the California fields

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Six Corchado kids in the 70's (when all Alfredo wanted to do
was stay in the fields and buy a car--that's him the red sweater)

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Alfredo's brother David working the fields at age 15

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The Corchados with their kids, all grown up

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Alfredo Corchado, the author

Banner image: Alfredo Corchado in front of his childhood home in Durango

Midnight in Mexico

Alfredo Corchado

Producers:
Lea Thau

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