Tonya Couch is taken by authorities  to a waiting car after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport, Thursday, December 31st, 2015, in Los Angeles.  Photograph: Mark J Terrill/AP Photo

The mother of fugitive teenager Ethan Couch, known for using an “affluenza” defence in a fatal drunken-driving incident, has been returned to the US f(...)

In a photo from the Jalisco State Attorney General’s office, Ethan Couch, who was arrested by authorities in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on December 28th less than three weeks after he and his mother fled Texas. Photograph: The New York Times

A rich Texas teenager who fled with his mother to Mexico to avoid possible jail time for violating his probation in a drunken-driving crash that left(...)

Mexican authorities inspect a burnt out van suspected to belong to Australian tourists missing for more than a week in Sinaloa, Mexico. Two burned bodies where reportedly found inside the vehicle. The tourists, Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman were traveling from Edmonton, Canada and were scheduled to arrive on November 21st in the city of Guadalajara but failed to appear. Photograph: AP.

Prosecutors in Mexico are performing forensic tests on two badly burned bodies as part of the search for two missing Australians. The bodies(...)

Mexico’s Attorney General Arely Gomez shows a picture of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman during a press conference in Mexico City. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Mexican authorities must have colluded with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to enable the country’s top drug lord to escape from a maximum security prison a(...)

A federal police officer stands guard outside a ranch where gunmen took cover during an intense gun battle with the police along the Jalisco-Michoacan highway in Vista Hermosa, Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 22nd, 2015. One official said two police had been killed in the shootout, while the other said three police had died. Photograph: Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

At least 39 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico during a battle between suspected gang members and security forces, two government official(...)

Ireland, Co Wicklow: €550,000, Sherry FitzGerald Bray

Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €550,000 for this three-bed bungalow in Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow. What can you buy for that elsewhere?

Martyn Irvine sustained a fractured collar bone in Mexico last month. Photograph: Getty Images.

Although Martyn Irvine looks likely to miss this weekend’s London World Cup track meet due to the fractured collarbone he suffered last month in Guad(...)

Former world scratch race champion Martyn Irvine is competing in Mexico. Photograph:  Guy Swarbrick/Inpho

Following on from last month’s European Championship track event in Guadeloupe, the Irish team is back in action this weekend in the opening round (...)

Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins speaks during a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City earlier this week. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

President Michael D Higgins joked that the first time he visited Mexico in 1967 he sneaked into the country illegally. “It was the first of many cross(...)

President Michael D Higgins used a historic appearance at Mexico’s biggest business summit to call for new economic models that balance sustainable gr(...)