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 (...)

People speak in a street of San José del LLano, drug trafficker  Joaquín Guzmán Loera’s hometown in Sinaloa state, Mexico, on February 8th. Photograph: Rashide Frias/AFP/Getty Images

He was once the most wanted man in Mexico, but many Mexicans barely skipped a beat after hearing the news on Tuesday that a jury in New York had deliv(...)