When people hear about corruption, drug trade and illegal activities on the media probably they do not realise that behind that information there are deep investigations, conducted by journalists who risk their lives to find out the truth and how those crimes were committed.
Anabel Hernández knows well what being an investigative journalist in a dangerous country – such as Mexico – means. After receiving death threats, she had to flee the country and she is now living in California.
The Mexican journalist is known worldwide for her extensive investigative work on drug trade and corruption. She has published several books on this topic. The most popular one is Narcoland: the Mexican Drug Lords and their God Fathers, where Hernández describes the life of Joaquín Guzmán Loera and his links with high-ranking officials. Known as El Chapo, Guzmán is the head of one of the world’s largest criminal organisations, the Sinaloa cartel.
In an interview with the IJF Web Magazine, Hernández spoke about the political situation and social problems in Mexico, the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto, and her next projects as an investigative journalist.
Watch here the full interview: