Anabel Hernández is a Mexican journalist who has confronted head-on – at significant personal risk to her and her family – corruption and the narcotics trade in Mexico, including the alleged collusion between the drug barons and elements within the Mexican political and administrative system. She currently lives in Berkeley California and has a fellowship on the Investigative Reporting Program of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She writes for Reporte Indigo and Proceso. A winner of numerous international journalism prizes, she was awarded the 2012 WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom.
She is the author of La familia presidencial: el gobierno del cambio bajo sospecha de corrupción (in Spanish) or The Presidential Family (in English, 2005), Fin de fiesta en los pinos (in Spanish) or The End of the Party in Los Pinos (in English, 2006), Los Cómplices del Presidente (in Spanish) or The Presidents Accomplices (in English, 2010), Los Señores del Narco (in Spanish) or Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and their Godfathers (in English, 2010) and México en Llamas: El legado de Calderón (in Spanish) or Mexico in Flames: Calderon's legacy (in English, 2013).
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