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A general view of the Mexican port town of Lázaro Cárdenas where Noel Maguire (29) was fatally wounded in a shooting. Image: Google Streetview.

Relatives of an Irishman shot dead in an incident at a petrol station in Mexico are travelling to the Pacific south-west of the country to repatriate (...)

Federal police and medical personnel inspect a ditch where at least six bodies were found half-buried in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, on Saturday. According to media reports, the bodies were likely buried at the site between five and twenty days ago. Photograph: EPA/STR

At least 35 people were killed over the weekend in Mexico, according to local officials, amid a widespread surge in drug gang violence that has driven(...)

After the thwarting of the recent coup, the security status of Turkey for Irish citizens has been downgraded from ‘avoid all non-essential travel’ to maintain a ‘high degree of caution’.

Turkey is the latest country where travelling Irish citizens have been advised to exercise caution by the Department of Foreign Affairs following Frid(...)

People leave the Venustiano Carranza stadium after the mass by Pope Francis, in Morelia, Mexico on Tuesday. Photograph: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty images

Pope Francis has shown public signs of irritation for the first time on his trip to Mexico, snapping at over-eager crowds. After a colourful encoun(...)

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(...)

Police officials in the  area around the huge ranch after the fierce battle in which over 40 are reported dead

More than 40 people have been killed in what authorities said was a fierce battle between suspected drug gang gunmen and government forces on a ranch (...)

A federal police officer stands guard outside a ranch where gunmen took cover during an intense gun battle with the police along the Jalisco-Michoacan highway in Vista Hermosa, Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 22nd, 2015. One official said two police had been killed in the shootout, while the other said three police had died. Photograph: Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

At least 39 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico during a battle between suspected gang members and security forces, two government official(...)

Mexico captured its most wanted drug lord on Friday, former primary school teacher Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, and delivered a boost to a government battered by gang violence. The 49-year-old gang boss was the prime target of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s effort to regain control of Michoacan, a western state wracked by clashes between Gomez’s Knights Templar cartel and armed vigilantes trying to oust them. Photograph:Henry Romero/Reuters

Mexico captured its most wanted drug lord on Friday, former primary school teacher Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, delivering a boost to a government batter(...)

Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a 49-year-old former teacher, was the prime target of the Mexican president’s drive to regain control of Michoacan, a violent western state wracked by clashes between Gomez’s Knights Templar cartel and heavily-armed vigilantes trying to oust them. Photograph: Servando Gomez/ family handout via Reuters

Mexico has captured the country’s most wanted drug lord still at large, Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, police said on Friday, in a boost for president Enri(...)

Marchers carry posters of Antonio Zambrano-Montes during a protest over his killing in Washington State. Photograph: Rajah Bose/The New York Times

Police officers who fatally shot a Mexican farm worker in Washington state after he pelted them with rocks fired 17 shots at the man, striking him fiv(...)

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