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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BYD launches affordable EV in Mexico
September 24, 2023

BYD launches affordable EV in Mexico

BYD’s Dolphin compact electric car was unveiled in Mexico City this month. BYD Motors has been operating in Mexico’s car market for ten years, and guests at the launch event for their latest model are keen for more. Read More...
China's largest trade expo attracts Latin American interest
September 23, 2023

China’s largest trade expo attracts Latin American interest

China’s largest trade expo, the Canton Fair, is set for its autumn session in mid-October. With a particular focus on Latin America, it recently held promotional events in Brazil and Argentina. The Mexico-China Chamber of Commerce encouraged its members to travel to Guangzhou, China for the expo. Read More...
September 22, 2023

Opportunities for small enterprises at USMCA

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, is generating nearly two trillion dollars in North American trade a year, according to government officials. Small and medium-size businesses are reaping much of the rewards, but officials say opportunities for these smaller enterprises to play an even greater […] Read More...
September 22, 2023

China-Mexico strategic partnership marks 10 years

China and Mexico are celebrating ten years of its comprehensive strategic partnership. Since their agreement — signed in a joint declaration during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Mexico in 2013 — a lot has happened. China’s ambassador to Mexico spoke on the topic at the […] Read More...
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September 17, 2023

China’s PLA joins Mexico in their annual parade

Mexico celebrated its Independence Day on September 16, marking 213 years since the end of Spanish imperialism.  This year, China took part in the festivities, and a contingent from the PLA marched alongside the Mexican military in its annual parade. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.  Read More...
September 13, 2023

Rescuing discarded food to help fight hunger in Mexico

  As the United Nations General Assembly looks at ways to improve food security around the world, one area of focus involves making the most of what food is already available. That’s an issue in Mexico, where a lot of food goes to waste, and a lot […] Read More...
September 4, 2023

UNGA will address the global migration crisis in September

More than 100 million people worldwide are currently forcibly displaced. The global migration crisis will be an important topic of discourse in the upcoming United Nations General Assembly, potentially impacting millions of the most vulnerable people. Take a look. Read More...
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September 4, 2023

Lahaina looks to the future after devastating wildfires

The Hawaii wildfires that destroyed parts of Maui in August may be extinguished, but rebuilding efforts have yet to begin.  The U.S. Biden administration has announced $95 million in aid, but the community itself will be key in how the island recovers.  CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports. Read More...
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September 4, 2023

Hawaii wildfires’ impact on children’s studies, overall wellbeing

As residents of the Hawaiian town of Lahaina begin to pick up the pieces following the deadliest U.S. wildfire in over a century, community leaders are working to ease the trauma suffered by its children.  At a time when students are returning to school, most in Lahaina are not.  CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock […] Read More...
August 30, 2023

Economic and cultural issues of rebuilding Lahaina

Following the wildfires on Maui, the town of Lahaina now faces a long road towards rebuilding. But just how, and if, residents will go about their rebuild is an economic question that could bankrupt those with and without insurance. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock is in Lahaina […] Read More...
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