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Bill Dahl


Bill Dahl is a U.S. based investigative journalist who recently completed 4 weeks in the Guadalajara/Chapala region of central Mexico examining the current challenges that inhabit the area. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Washington State University, where he served as a Research Assistant in the Social Research Center. He has taught at the university and community college levels in the U.S. He has been a featured speaker at seminars and conferences in the U.S. and abroad. He has also served as Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for an engineering company with expertise in hydrology related matters. During his business career he was an SVP for Bank of America and The Chrysler Corporation. His written work is widely published including – but are not limited to – the subjects of U.S. immigration reform, at-risk youth, racism, international relations, public health, safety, economics, corruption and the environment. He is currently a Columnist for Mexico News Daily. He has been a contributing columnist to Los Angeles based Hispanic Vista, Immigration Law Weekly (NY, NY), and an Op-Ed contributor for the Los Angeles Times – among many others. He can be reached at

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