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In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, a Cover-Up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Katherine Corcoran is a former Associated Press bureau chief for Mexico and Central America. She has been an Alicia Patterson fellow, the Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy at the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow. She has written about Mexican Politics and press Freedom that has come out on the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, Time, and Univision Online. She is currently co-director of Cronkite Noticias, the bilingual reporting program at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Katherine Corcoran tells the story of Regina Martinez, a journalist out of Mexico’s Gulf Coast state of Veracruz. Her stories for the magazine, Proceso, laid out the corruption and abuse underlying Mexican Politics. In 2012, Martinez was then murdered shortly after Proceso published an article on corruption and two Veracruz politicians, and the magazine went missing. No journalist was safe in Mexico and Corcoran journeyed to Veracruz to find more information on what happened. She was determined to find out who murdered Martinez and her book confronts how silencing the free press threatens protections and rule of law across the globe.

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Originally aired on August 20, 2023