Mexican army soldiers patrol the streets at Los Cabos, Baja California Sur state, Mexico. Photograph: Daniel Slim/AFP

For years, the sparsely-populated Baja California peninsula in northwestern Mexico was untouched by the cartel-fuelled violence that afflicted much of(...)

A gray whale  dives near Baja California Sur state, Mexico.  A woman has died after a whale crashed into a boat carrying nine tourists in the area.  Photograph: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images

A 35-year-old Canadian woman died and two other tourists were injured when a surfacing gray whale crashed in to their boat in Mexico. The Mexican atto(...)

Looted goods are carried 
as they walk
 through a flooded street in Acapulco 
September 18, 2013
last night. Photograph: Jacobo Garcia/Reuters

Looting broke out in the flooded Mexican beach resort of Acapulco yesterday as the government struggled to reach tens of thousands of people cut off b(...)