Juan Alberto Cedillo

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Juan Alberto Cedillo studied History at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. He collaborates in EFE and he’s a correspondent for Proceso.

From 2006 to 2016 he covered the drug war in Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz.

He’s the author of The Nazis in Mexico (Los nazis in Mexico, Debate, 2007), which made him the winner of the first Debate Award for Documentary Book in 2007. In 2014, he published with Debate his third book, Eitingon, Stalin’s secret operations in Mexico (Eitingon, las operaciones secretas de Stalin en México), where he talks about the Soviet Union Intelligence’s operations to murder León Trotsky. The last book he published is The Hidden Drug Wars (Las guerras ocultas del narco).


A History Channel TV show was based on his book La Cosa Nostra in Mexico (La Cosa Nostra en México), an historical investigation about how the Italian mafia infiltrated the Mexican government in the 40’s.