Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán:  seemed ecstatic to see actor Alejandro Edda, who plays him on Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” in court. Photograph:  Eduardo Verdugo/AP

After a lengthy 11-week trial in Brooklyn, New York, a jury on Monday began deliberating the case of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin k(...)

Officials supporting the joint bid of United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup, take part in a presentation during the 68th Fifa Congress in Moscow. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada after Fifa’s congress voted on Wednesday to back the tri-nation joint bid for (...)

It was at the Battle of Churubusco, on August 20th 1847, that the San Patricios battalion acquired its legendary status in Mexico. Image: J. Cameron/Wikicommons

Just after dawn on September 10th, 1847, the residents of San Ángel, a village on the outskirts of Mexico City, awoke to the sound of carts rattling i(...)

Francisco Ruvalcaba and his wife Agnieszka with their baby boy Franek at  home in Maynooth. “When I went to register him I was like ‘holy crap, I have an Irish son’.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Francisco Ruvalcaba had just finished his degree in business information systems, was living at home with his parents and had begun working with a fri(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panama: Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

Mossack Fonseca & Co. had a problem in Vegas. Legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas claimed that the Panama-based law firm had(...)