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Mexican army soldiers patrol the streets at Los Cabos, Baja California Sur state, Mexico. Photograph: Daniel Slim/AFP

For years, the sparsely-populated Baja California peninsula in northwestern Mexico was untouched by the cartel-fuelled violence that afflicted much of(...)

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán: faces a 17-count indictment that accuses him of building a multibillion-dollar narcotics empire over three decades. Photograph: Henry Romero

The US has thrown huge resources into the two-month-old trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, and lurid testimony in the Brooklyn cour(...)

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(...)