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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September 19, 2021

Haitian migrant crisis in the U.S. state of Texas

  The migration crisis is at a critical point at the Texas border with Mexico, where migration authorities, both Mexican and American, are struggling to contain a large group of Haitian migrants, camped under the Del Rio international border bridge while they wait for resolution.  Read More...
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September 1, 2021

Mexican President marks three years of his term

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivered his country’s state of the union speech Wednesday, marking the halfway point of his presidency.  The president painted a positive picture of the country in 2021 while acknowledging more work needs to be done. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports. Read More...
August 31, 2021

Being Black in Mexico City

In the south of the border to Mexico, more than one million Mexicans identify as having African roots, but the wider society still has a long way to go in recognizing their actual existence. Read More...
August 29, 2021

How the USMCA trade deal affects Mexico’s economy

  The new era of North American free trade, under the renegotiated USMCA deal by the Trump administration, is now more than a year old. The signing of the three-country trade pact last year was cause for celebration in Mexico. And after more than a year of free trade […] Read More...
August 12, 2021

COVID-19 creates two realities in Cancun, Mexico

Mexico is battling a third wave of COVID-19, and some of the hardest-hit places just happen to be some of the most popular spots for international tourists. Cancun in particular is living two realities amid the pandemic. ​CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports Read More...
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