Exactly 234,966 people have died in Mexico’s 11-year drug war. Now the government wants to deploy soldiers to criminal hot spots, a move many fear will just increase violence and weaken the police.
A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet.
Almost 50 independents want to run for president of Mexico in 2018. But only a handful will likely make the ballot, in part due to the glitchy election app voters must use to show their support.
Despite new findings, the deaths can’t be blamed on enteric fever alone.
“We want a true revolution in this country,” the mustachioed governor said.
The train, which was transporting grain, crashed in Ecatepec, a large municipality in the state of Mexico that forms part of the urban sprawl extending from the capital.
Shedding new light on the ancient Maya civilisation, the cave was found after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels.
The meeting comes as Trump considers imposing restrictions on steel and aluminum imports against China arising from an investigation into Beijing’s alleged theft of intellectual property.
The finance ministry rejected this claim, stating that it had met all the required payments.
Little progress has been made in the talks marked by rigid positions, tension and secrecy despite five rounds of negotiations between Canada, the US and Mexico.
A former state governor for Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was extradited on Thursday from Panama to Mexico.
The Election tribunal’s vote tally had initially cleared favoured opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, which later swung in favour of the current President Juan Hernandez after a 36-hour delay.
Called Law of Internal Security, the bill, proposes to regulate the deployment of military in Mexico more than a decade after it was sent to fight drug cartels in a conflict that has claimed over 100,000 lives.
President Donald Trump has sought to tighten the rules for those seeking to visit or live in the US in several ways, saying restrictions are necessary for security reasons.
Jose Antonio Meade had been widely expected to run for the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party, whose credibility has been seriously undermined by corruption scandals, gang violence and accusations of electoral fraud.
Over the past 50 years, more than 32,000 Mexicans have been reported missing, according to government data. More than half of the disappearances have been during Pena Nieto’s six-year term.
Mexico’s 2018 presidential race hasn’t even begun, but it’s already a nail-biter, featuring two women, a left-wing firebrand, party defections, strange bedfellows and no small dose of scandal.
Previous dialogue efforts have ended in recriminations between the two sides and no concrete progress amid a dire economic crisis.
Homicides of women have risen by nearly a quarter on average under President Enrique Pena Nieto compared with the previous administration, and Mexico’s total murder tally is on track to hit the highest level in its modern history this year.
More than 700 performers prepared for months for the colourful afternoon procession along more than 4 miles (7 km) of the expansive Paseo de la Reforma.
Locals say the conversions to Islam in the Maya heartland began in the late 1980s, around the same time Mexico’s Zapatista movement was gaining traction in Chiapas.
Nine months after President Donald Trump took office, the first tangible signs of progress on one of the central promises of his campaign have appeared along the US border with Mexico.
Since the January inauguration of Republican President Donald Trump, with his anti-immigrant rhetoric, especially focused on Mexicans, the immigration crisis has gotten worse.
Hundreds of families who lost their homes in an earthquake 32 years ago are living in deplorable conditions and are waiting for promised government-subsidised homes.
President Pena Nieto’s party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, has long been a byword for corruption.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be open to bilateral trade pacts with Mexico or Canada if a deal cannot be reached to substantially revise NAFTA.
Rival gangs that are involved in drug trafficking, human smuggling, kidnapping and extortion have fueled bloody battles in Mexico’s overcrowded prisons.
Nate comes on the heels of three other major storms, Harvey, Irma and Maria, which devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, respectively.
Over the past 17 years, 111 journalists have been killed in Mexico.
Soon, the world will turn its attention to the next disaster, but Mexican families will still feel the effects of the twin earthquakes for years to come.
Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico’s earthquake still buried in the ruins, the emergency services chief said.
The Ayotzinapa case was one of the first difficulties faced by President Peña and his administration, but was soon followed by countless scandals.
The quake, coming after a 1985 earthquake killed some 10,000 people, delivered a massive psychological blow that specialists say will take time to overcome.
The search for the 43 people reported missing will continue across Mexico City for another three days.
Makeshift places of worship have popped up next to the crumbling cement and mangled steel of collapsed buildings in the deeply religious country.
While hundreds of volunteers stand ready to help in the wealthy neighbourhoods of central Mexico City, the same cannot be said for the outskirts and surrounding villages.
The World Bank lists Mexico as the 15th most powerful economy in the world, but its wealth has not trickled down to the southern states.
The strong aftershock following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake, raised fears of further collapses, paralysing rescue operations and terrifying residents.
The moles, Topos in Spanish, formed as a volunteer search and rescue group in the aftermath of the devastating quake that struck Mexico City in 1985.
Although basic public services have been restored, economic, commercial and educational activities have come to a halt.