Alasdair Baverstock

Alasdair Baverstock is CGTN’s Mexico correspondent, based out of Mexico City, and covering the entire country and wider region.

A British journalist who began his career in print, Alasdair reported previously from Madrid and Caracas, before his role in Mexico.

As Mexico correspondent, Alasdair’s mission is to paint a wider and more in-depth picture of the region, bringing stories of success, innovation and cultural nuance to a country that is so-often reduced to drug cartels, violence and corruption through international coverage.

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February 20, 2024

The impact of Chinese retailer Temu on e-commerce in Mexico

As shoppers increasingly turn away from brick-and-mortar stores relying on e-commerce to meet their consumer needs, more online options are becoming available. In parts of the Americas, those options now include a major player from Asia. Alasdair Baverstock reports on the impact of Chinese retailer […] Read More...
February 5, 2024

El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele secures a second term as president

El Salvador’s election results are in, handing a sizeable victory to Nayib Bukele, the Central American country’s first ever president to win a consecutive term in office, following a court ruling that paved the way for his reelection. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports from San Salvador. […] Read More...
February 3, 2024

El Salvador to hold presidential election

  El Salvador holds its presidential election on Sunday and President Nayib Bukele is widely expected in a landslide to become the Central American country’s first-ever two-term president and pave the way for one of Latin America’s most outspoken leaders to remain in office.  Read More...
February 1, 2024

Mexico upgrades its railway infrastructure

As China increases its investment in ‘nearshoring’ operations in Mexico, those businesses are dependent on logistical routes to move products throughout North America. And Mexico is responding – with heavy investment to smooth shipments, from Pacific coast ports to rail networks across the continent. CGTN’s […] Read More...
February 1, 2024

Mexico draws inspiration from China’s “smart ports”

As Mexican trade with China grows, the country’s port infrastructure is having to adapt to handle the increasing volumes of cross-Pacific shipping. That’s where the country is taking some inspiration from China itself, as processing times and safety remain a concern. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock has […] Read More...
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