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U.T. Dallas Lecture Series About Mexican Politics
And Culture to Feature Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

 

RICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 15, 2002) - As part of its popular lecture series about the nuances of Mexican politics and culture, the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will present a lecture by Andrés Oppenheimer, chief correspondent for The Miami Herald, on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

Oppenheimer, who was part of a team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for an investigation of the Iran-Contra deal in 1987, will discuss the relationship between Mexico and the United States, particularly focusing on the potential dynamic for the 2006 Mexican presidential election.

In addition to the Pulitzer, Oppenheimer has won the Ortega y Gasset prize for his investigation of Cuba and his book Castro’s Final Hour. Oppenheimer also wrote Bordering on Chaos: Guerrillas, Stockbrokers, Politicians and Mexico’s Road to Prosperity, which was chosen by the Los Angeles Times as one of the best books of 1997. In that work, the journalist analyzed the political crises of the last two presidential terms of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico. In November 2001, he received the highest recognition of Ibero-American Journalism, “Rey de España 2001,” for his research about corruption in Latin America.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held on the UTD campus in Room 4.614 of the Jonsson Academic Center. Oppenheimer’s talk will begin at 2 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. It will conclude with a question-and-answer session.


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