Veracruz(MX)

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 Police officers patrol in front of the Caballo Blanco bar the night after an arson attack there, in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Photograph: Angel Hernandez/EPA

At least 25 people were killed in an arson attack by suspected gang members on a bar in the southeastern Mexican port of Coatzacoalcos late on Tuesday(...)

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 (...)

Migrants, part of a “caravan” travelling towards the United States,  carry a Honduras flag and a cross in Pijijiapan, Mexico, on Sunday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

The first Central American migrants from a “caravan” travelling through Mexico towards the United States in hopes of seeking asylum arrived in Mexico (...)

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(...)

Gabriela Minjares, Araly Castanon  and Luz del Carmen Sosa are all members of the Ciudad Juarez Journalists’ Network. Photograph: Stephen Starr

When Gabriela Minjares leaves her desk at the El Diario newspaper every afternoon, the fear of being targeted forces her to vary her route home. “Thr(...)

Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida, September 8th, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Florida has braced for one of the most violent storms on record, as Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean and Cuba on Friday, leaving a trail(...)

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(...)

The case  has  been held up as an example of the rampant impunity allowed the offspring of Mexico’s elite. Photograph: Getty Images

A Mexican judge has freed a wealthy young man accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a schoolgirl, on the grounds that the perpetrator did not e(...)

Smoke rises from the explosion site at Mexican national oil company Pemex’s Pajaritos petrochemical complex in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state, Mexico. Photograph: Angel Hernandez/Reuters

A massive explosion rocked a major petrochemical facility of Mexican national oil company Pemex in the Gulf state of Veracruz on Wednesday, killing a(...)

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