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Clashes between armed groups and federal forces, in Culiacan, Mexico, October 17th 2019. Photograph: Luis Gerardo/EPA

Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador approved the release of a son of jailed drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on Thursday, after security(...)

Federal police patrol in Jalisco state. File photograph: Ulises Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images

Suspected cartel hitmen shot dead more than a dozen police in an ambush in the western Mexican state of Michoacán, authorities said on Monday, in one(...)

Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman escorted by authorities after his detention, in Mexico City, Mexico, in May 2016.  File photograph: Jose Mendez/EPA

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord who twice escaped maximum-security prisons in that country, will spend the rest of his life in a US p(...)

Sinaloa state police agents stand guard during a security operation in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico, on February 15th. Photograph: Rashide Frias/AFP/Getty Images)

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador received a blunt warning earlier this month: a crude hand-painted sign strung up on a bridge in the border city (...)

 Firemen extinguish the remains of a  massive fire which followed a major blast  at a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico, on Saturday, January 19th, 2019. At least 79 were killed in the fire. Photograph: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government’s strategy to stop fuel theft, wit(...)

This NOAA/RAMMB satellite handout image  shows hurricane Willa off Mexico’s Pacific coast. Photograph: NOAA/RAMMB/AFP

Hurricane Willa has grown into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm as it heads towards the Mexican coast south of Mazatlán. Willa has maximu(...)

A mariachi musician at the crime scene in Plaza Garibaldi, Mexico City. Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Gunmen with rifles and pistols killed three people on Friday and injured at least seven in a tourist plaza in downtown Mexico City, police said, addi(...)

A handout photo made available by Veracruz attorney general’s office shows clothing and other personal belongings that were found in a mass grave in Veracruz. Photograph: EPA

Investigators have found 166 skulls in clandestine burial pits in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, one of the biggest mass graves discovered so far i(...)

The body of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez is put on a stretcher   after he was shot dead in Culiacan: Mexico is one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist, and the vast majority of attacks on the media go unpunished. Photograph:  Fernando Brito/AFP/Getty

A Mexican reporter renowned for coverage of organised crime was killed and gunmen attacked an executive of a small weekly magazine on Monday, as autho(...)

 An armed police officer stands guard at the entrance of La Leche restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco State, Mexico. Photograph: Ulises Ruiz Basurto/EPA

Eight armed men abducted “six or seven” suspected members of the Sinaloa drug cartel from a restaurant in the heart of Mexico’s Pacific tourist resor(...)

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