Alasdair Baverstock

Alasdair Baverstock

Mexico City, Mexico

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Alasdair Baverstock

Print and video reporter based in Mexico City, with 5 years covering Latin America. Previously in Madrid and Caracas.

Work for MailOnline, TRT World, TIME, Daily Telegraph, BBC and others.


English Spanish

TRT World: Cancun attracts massive investment, despite rise in cartel violence.


TRT World: Mexico's Opium Wars rage in the remote sierras of Guerrero State


US-expats retiring illegally to Mexico


Reuters story on displaced indigenous community now settled in Baja California


Daily Mail. From big top to big boss, Mexico circuses forced to sell their animals to narcos


Zunduri, the Mexican slave girl


Daily Mail. Raised in America, dumped in Mexico


Daily Mail. The luxurious narco tombs of Sinaloa


Daily Mail. El Chapo: Who is El Pastor?


The beasts behind the beauty queen wife of El Chapo


Daily Mail Inside Mexico's Most Dangerous University


Curse of the Wolf Family


Daily Mail. Good guys cook up crystal meth in shocking new documentary.


Daily Mail, 200 shares Are Mexico City's 'Filth Tacos' the unhealthiest food on the planet?



  • Popular fired grasshopper snack to be Mexico's next big export

    Ciudad de México, Mexico Current Affairs, Cultural September 30 @ 12:00am

    A Mexican food stall at a Seattle Mariners game this month sold over 18,000 fried grasshoppers to hungry sports fans, as they promoted the weird snack native to indigenous Mexico. Known as chapulines, the grasshoppers served with lime and chili are a popular snack south of the border, but the... Read more

  • Mexican flood problems turned into sustainable drinking water by ingenious system

    Ciudad de México, Mexico Current Affairs, Science & Environment September 30 @ 12:00am

    55% of Mexico City’s population have no access to running water in their homes, and the capital’s government complains constantly of its chronic water shortage. Yet fresh water falls so abundantly from the sky during rainy season that entire motorways were closed completely last weekend due to the... Read more

  • Mexican turtle egg poachers make precarious living as government cracks down

    Puerto Escondido, Mexico Current Affairs September 30 @ 12:00am

    With the season for sea turtles to crawl up Mexican beaches and bury their eggs in the sand at its height, so is the season for Mexico’s Federal forces to crackdown on the age-old practice of poaching them. Turtle eggs are a delicacy on Oaxaca State’s Pacific coastline, and a police bust in the... Read more

  • Ancient Aztec ball game in danger of dying out

    Morelia, Mexico Sports October 31 @ 12:00am

    One of the oldest continuously-played sports in the world, Ulama first became known to the Spanish conquistadors for its use of a rubber ball, something never previously known to Europeans. Its roots extend at least as far back as 2000BC, and is spectacular to watch. Appearing rather like... Read more

  • Balet classes for the blind improve mobility and self-esteem

    Ciudad de México, Mexico Current Affairs, Film & Theatre, Health & Fitness, Social, Cultural November 30 @ 12:00am

    Every week a group of blind and partially sighted students aged between 9 and 22 take ballet lessons. Based on the belief that dance is ingrained in humanity’s biological roots, ‘Psicoballet’ came to Mexico in 1984, and is said to improve not only the mobility, strength, balance and posture of... Read more

  • Mexico opens asylum process for fleeing Venezuelans

    Ciudad de México, Mexico Politics, Current Affairs, Social September 30 @ 12:00am

    This month the Mexican government’s body for refugees and asylum seekers has opened its administrative process to Venezuelans fleeing the South American country. Mexico is a top destination for Venezuelans flying President Maduro’s regime, and it’s estimated that more than 250 arrive in the... Read more

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