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 (...)

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(...)

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 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(...)

Mary Robinson says it is “incredibly important that Europe will be at the heart of a progressive alliance for a new climate agreement” at the UN conference in Paris in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

EU heads of state and governments need to adopt an ambitious target to cut carbon emissions if Europe is to retain its leadership on climate change(...)

Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman (centre) is escorted by soldiers during a presentation at the Navy’s airstrip in Mexico City. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Mexico’s most wanted man, drug kingpin Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman, has been captured, president Enrique Pena Nieto said today, announcing a major (...)

Jose Manuel Mireles (with hat), head of Michoacan state’s community police or vigilantes, poses for a photograph with vigilantes in Churumuco on December 29th last. Mexico’s government on Monday pledged to take control of the violent western state after days of fighting between masked vigilantes and members of one of the country’s most powerful drug cartels. Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

Mexico’s government has pledged to take control of a violent western state after days of fighting between masked vigilantes and members of one of the (...)

US president Barack Obama: spoke to French president Francois Hollande last night over revelations of bugging by the NSA. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama sought to reassure French president Francois Hollande about the countries’ relations after a report that the National Securi(...)

It was reported that the email account of then Mexican president Felipe Calderón’s was accessed in 2010. Photograph: Alfredo Guerrero/Reuters

Mexico’s government condemned the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) alleged hacking of the email account of then-president Felipe Calderón in 2010, (...)

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