Mexican author and journalist Anabel Hernandez already knew that her government was corrupt. But a horrible family tragedy gave her the courage she needed to take her reporting to the next level.
Outraged by authorities who told her that they would only investigate her father’s murder if her family paid a bribe, Hernandez redoubled her efforts to expose the state’s crimes.
Hernandez investigated the link between powerful drug cartels and officials in the Mexican government. Her reporting on El Chapo and other notorious drug lords changed the way that society saw corrupt leaders in Mexico and the United States.
But it has also had a cost. Hernandez and her family have been intimidated by death threats and gunmen multiple times.
Learn about the dark world of rich, violent criminals that Hernandez has worked so hard to expose in our Instaread on Narcoland.