Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto (centre) congratulates interior secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong and defence secretary Gen Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda after his speech about the recapture of drug baron Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Loera. Photograph: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images

Statistics from Mexico’s war on drugs tell a story so cruel it can be difficult to comprehend. Estimates of the number killed over the past decade ran(...)

Thousands of students and civil organisations participate in a march at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico,  during nationwide protests over the disappearance of the 43 Mexican students in September, in which a drugs cartel is suspected of involvement. Mexico’s cartels are run by ruthless chiefs who do not pay taxes but do pay off a vast network of private and public officials. Photograph: Mario Guzman/EPA

Inside the grim world of Mexico’s drug cartels, the money is good, the risks are great and staff turnover enables a swift ascent through company ranks(...)

Mary Robinson says it is “incredibly important that Europe will be at the heart of a progressive alliance for a new climate agreement” at the UN conference in Paris in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

EU heads of state and governments need to adopt an ambitious target to cut carbon emissions if Europe is to retain its leadership on climate change(...)

Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman (centre) is escorted by soldiers during a presentation at the Navy’s airstrip in Mexico City. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Mexico’s most wanted man, drug kingpin Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman, has been captured, president Enrique Pena Nieto said today, announcing a major (...)

Jose Manuel Mireles (with hat), head of Michoacan state’s community police or vigilantes, poses for a photograph with vigilantes in Churumuco on December 29th last. Mexico’s government on Monday pledged to take control of the violent western state after days of fighting between masked vigilantes and members of one of the country’s most powerful drug cartels. Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

Mexico’s government has pledged to take control of a violent western state after days of fighting between masked vigilantes and members of one of the (...)

US president Barack Obama: spoke to French president Francois Hollande last night over revelations of bugging by the NSA. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama sought to reassure French president Francois Hollande about the countries’ relations after a report that the National Securi(...)

It was reported that the email account of then Mexican president Felipe Calderón’s was accessed in 2010. Photograph: Alfredo Guerrero/Reuters

Mexico’s government condemned the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) alleged hacking of the email account of then-president Felipe Calderón in 2010, (...)

Mexico berated the United States over new allegations of spying after a German magazine reported that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had hacked(...)

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December, pledging to reduce violence linked to drug cartels in the country, which had soared under his predecessor, Felipe Calderon. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Seventy-three suspected kidnap victims were rescued in northern Mexico near the border city of Reynosa after police followed their alleged captors to (...)

Mario Armando Ramirez Trevino aka ‘The Bald One’

A top leader of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel has been captured in a military operation near the US border with Texas. Mexico’s government said the army caught(...)