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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(...)

Soldiers  patrol the area where nine  people were killed in a house while  watching a soccer game on TV in Monterrey, Mexico, early today. Photograph: Julio Cesar  Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images

At least 25 people were murdered in Mexico this weekend, according to officials and local media, including nine men who were executed at a house party(...)

A sign above the entrance to the Casa Del Migrante –  “House of Migrants” – on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez reads “Welcome brother and sister migrants”. Photograph: Stephen Starr

For decades, the US has been the promised land and a refuge for people fleeing poverty and violence across South and Central America. But with a recor(...)

Mexican businesswoman and activist Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez Martinez. Photograph: EPA

Armed gunmen shot and killed a prominent Mexican activist dedicated to searching for “disappeared” persons in the violent northern state of Tamaulipas(...)

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(...)

File photograph of  Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman  aka “el Chapo Guzman”, is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22nd 2014 in Mexico City. Photograph: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is believed to have been injured evading police in the mountains of north-western Mexico, according to officials. (...)

An alleged member of the Zetas drug cartel, Eric Jovan Lozano Diaz.  Photograph:  Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

A spate of extreme violence in Mexico’s northeastern Tamaulipas state has ended the relative calm in the region where the country’s drug wars began.Of(...)

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 (...)

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(...)