Conrad Fox




first published in Latino USA on Jan. 26, 2016

Returning to a changed Mexico

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Returning to a place you love can be a joy. But if that place has changed for the worse, the opposite can happen. Canadian reporter Conrad Fox tells us about a visit to his former hometown of Xalapa, Mexico. Fox was hoping to visit old friends and relive some of his fondest memories in the city where his kids were born. Instead, he found militant police forces, unexplained disappearances, violence and everywhere a sense of fear.

Here's a blog post on the same subject: A homecoming


Hello. I'm a journalist, radio producer and teacher. I've worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for most of my career. My work has taken me across a minefield, into a gunfight, paddling a dugout canoe and inside the homes of many brave and generous people. I have also produced several major international reporting projects where a large part of my job was recruiting and mentoring local reporters. I love teaching, and besides journalism, I have taught soccer, robotics, anthropology and English.

cwzorro@fastmail.fm



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What they say

Conrad is a reporter's reporter - courageous, compassionate and creative. No easy press conferences for him. Conrad takes on assignments that might scare off others and always delivers. A first-rate storyteller.

Leda Hartman

Public media editor and journalist, USA

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