May 27 @ 4:00 p.m. (CDT)
Welcome back to the World Affairs Council of San Antonio' very own book club! Join us each month as we read, discuss, and analyze important books of our time. Read along or join at the end of the month for an in-depth discussion of the book. Join at your leisure. All are welcome!
This May will feature the book Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration by Alfredo Corchado. This book merges the political and the personal, telling the story of the last great Mexican migration through the eyes of four friends from the 1970s to modern day. It is the narrative of the United States in a painful economic and political transition. Homelands is a must-read to understand the past and future of the immigrant story in the United States, and the role of Mexicans in shaping America's history.
Author & Correspondent, Dallas Morning News
Alfredo Corchado Jiménez is an award-winning Mexican-American journalist and author who has covered Mexico for many years, and was the Mexico City bureau chief of The Dallas Morning News. He specializes in covering the drug wars and the U.S.-Mexico border, writing stories on topics such as drug cartels and organized crime, corruption among police and government officials, and the spread of drug cartels into U.S. cities. He is a graduate of UTEP, and has reported from Mexico City, Washington, Philadelphia, Cuba, and more. He is the author of Midnight in Mexico and Homelands and as a native of Durango, Mexico proudly calls El Paso home.
Partner at Urbanika Construction
Over the past 15 years Iñigo has been expertly conducting international business for the private and public sector. As International Affairs Manager for the City of San Antonio, Texas he led the programs and initiatives charged with attracting investment and jobs to the region. He also managed the city’s foreign trade offices and municipal representatives in Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City.
His private sector experience includes eight years in banking and business development with global leaders like Merrill Lynch & Citibank. Business Development Director for Latin America and Spain for GlobalSCAPE Software, where he managed sales and clients in 35 countries and VP of Government Affairs for SABEResPODER.