Anabel Hernández is a Mexican investigative journalist and writer. For the past 19 years of her 27-year career, she has focused on drug trafficking cartels in Mexico. Her long-term investigations into drug trafficking, corruption, and abuse of power have been referenced by some of the world’s most important media, including National Public Radio in the US, The New Yorker, The New York Times, CNN, NBC, El Mundo, Der Spiegel, the BBC, and The Associated Press News Al-Jazeera.
Among her many awards and accolades, Hernández received the Golden Pen of Freedom in 2012. She is the author of eight books, including the bestselling Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and their Godfathers, which exposes the deep complicity between drug cartels, Mexican businessmen, and public officials.
As an investigative journalist, she has collaborated with numerous leading newspapers around the world, and has been a columnist for The Guardian, Le Monde, La Repubblica, La Stampa, and Internazionale. Currently, she has a weekly column for Deutsche Welle called Contracorriente!