A female member of the Fuerza Civil (civil force) police unit holds her weapon during a patrol at an impoverished neighbourhood in Monterrey. Photograph: Reuters

This week Pope Francis described Mexico as terrifying and expressed fear of the “Mexicanisation” of his native Argentina. Amnesty International denoun(...)

Noche de Rábanos (’Night of the Radishes’) in Oaxaca, Mexico: ‘People queue for hours to get access to the viewing walkway that, for one night only, borders the whole square.’ Photograph: Liliana Pérez

A giant flea nursing a bottle of mezcal, a bug-eyed parrot swaying in the evening breeze, a pastoral tableaux and an abundance of nativity scenes - ju(...)

Mexican police have captured a fugitive former mayorJose Luis Abarca and his wife who the government suspects were the masterminds behind the abduction of 43 student teachers who it is feared were massacred, officials said today. File photograph: Stringer/Reuters.

Mexican police have captured a fugitive former mayor and his wife who the government suspects were the masterminds behind the abduction of 43 stude(...)

Children taking part in a demonstration appealing for information about 43 missing students, from the Ayotzinapa teachers’ training college, in Tixtla, in the southwestern state of Guerrero, Mexico. Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

The disappearance of 43 students in Mexico’s Guerrero state, youngsters widely believed to have been abducted and murdered by drug cartel gunmen, prom(...)

Billionaire Carlos Slim is bowing to imminent antitrust legislation by planning a breakup of America Movil SAB’s phone operations in Mexico rather than risk profit- crushing restrictions if his company did nothing to curb its dominance. Photograph: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

Billionaire Carlos Slim is bowing to imminent antitrust legislation by planning a breakup of America Movil SAB’s phone operations in Mexico rather tha(...)

“Mexico’s past offers a warning; its present offers hope. But it is far from certain that the programme of reforms will also be sufficient to generate the improved performance the country needs.”

If Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, seeks an example of a democratically elected leader embarked on radical reform, he could look to Enrique (...)

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(...)

VivaAerobus has just ordered 52 Airbus aircraft

Declan Ryan, the son of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan, attributed the success of the low-cost Mexican airline VivaAerobus backed by his family to their pa(...)

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

President Michael D Higgins pictured with President Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City yesterday, on the second day of the President’s 12 day official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica. Mr Higgins told his Mexican counterpart that the two countries “can further boost trade and investment” between them. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Copyright Fennell Photography 2013

President Michael D Higgins urged Mexican companies to consider reciprocating investments by Irish companies in Mexico and join US, European and As(...)