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(...)

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(...)

 Firemen extinguish the remains of a  massive fire which followed a major blast  at a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico, on Saturday, January 19th, 2019. At least 79 were killed in the fire. Photograph: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government’s strategy to stop fuel theft, wit(...)

A man smokes a joint during a rally in support of the legalisation of marijuana in Guadalajara, Mexico. Photograph: Ulises Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images

Nicolás Calderón has a passion and a plan. Now all he needs is for Mexico to legalise pot. The 17-year-old entrepreneur, who wants to set up a Mexico(...)

US president Donald Trump,  with Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau (right)  and Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto at the USMCA signing ceremony before the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico on Friday signed the agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) on the s(...)

Mexico’s next president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, gestures to supporters, in Mexico City on July 1st. Photograph: Alexandre Meneghini

Mexico’s next president, leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador, says he will put his presidency to a referendum in three years, giving the public a chan(...)

Mexico’s president-elect  Andres Manuel López Obrador: critics have derided him as the country’s “tropical messiah”. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Mexico’s ‘tropical messiah’ is more Lula than Trump Critics deride Andrés Manuel López Obrador – or Amlo as most call him – as Mexico’s “tropical mes(...)

Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel López Obrador gestures to supporters after his election victory in Mexico City on Sunday. Photograph:  Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

He has railed against what he called Donald Trump’s arrogant, racist and inhumane family separation policy. He has lambasted the “erratic” US presiden(...)

Andrés Manuel López Obrador will become Mexico’s first left-wing president since the country became a democracy after his resounding election victory at the weekend. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The stunning victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico’s presidential election marks an important moment for the country and the region. The 64(...)

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