Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador  with his wife Beatriz Gutierrez Muller as he addresses supporters in Mexico City. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Mexico’s next president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said on Monday he will seek to remain in Nafta along with the United States and Canada and that (...)

Mexico’s presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for the coalition “Juntos haremos historia”, waves to supporters during the closing rally of his campaign at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City on Wednesday. Photograph: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

What’s the story and what is at stake? Latin America’s second largest economy will go to the polls on Sunday to choose its next president and a new c(...)

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(...)

Protesters in El Zocalo, the main square in the Mexico City, on Sunday demand the resignation of President Enrique  Peña Nieto. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Amid nationwide marches, highway blockades and looting stemming from widespread outrage over an increase in petrol prices, President Enrique Peña Niet(...)

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(...)

Thousands of students and civil organisations participate in a march at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico,  during nationwide protests over the disappearance of the 43 Mexican students in September, in which a drugs cartel is suspected of involvement. Mexico’s cartels are run by ruthless chiefs who do not pay taxes but do pay off a vast network of private and public officials. Photograph: Mario Guzman/EPA

Inside the grim world of Mexico’s drug cartels, the money is good, the risks are great and staff turnover enables a swift ascent through company ranks(...)

Former vigilantes receive weapons during a swearing in ceremony as members of the Fuerza Rural (Rural Police Force) in Tepacaltepec, Michoacán state. Photograph: Alan Ortega/Reuters

On a sweltering afternoon in Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, a lot of local pride is on show – but not much by way of professionalism. The 120 officers of th(...)