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2 years in, Mexican National Guard mission on border remains controversial

The future border role of Mexico's National Guard - deployed under threat by former President Donald Trump in 2019 amid a surge in migration from Central America - remains a concern for human rights groups and a bargaining chip for the Mexican administration. ... Read more»

With bodies piling up, no end in sight in war on Mexican journalists

The Mexican press has been stifled over the past decade, caught in the crossfire of drug violence and government corruption. Today, the country is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. 90 have been killed and 23 have disappeared over the past 15 years.... Read more»

Where are Mexico’s top 10 drug lords now?

Mexican security forces have captured or killed most major cartel bosses. The latest arrest came on Friday, when federal forces raided a house in Morelia, Michoacan, and nabbed Servando “La Tuta” Gomez. But a number of them are still at large. ... Read more»

Is the UN sure it wants Mexican soldiers keeping the peace?

The Mexican army faces multiple murder allegations as it prepares to join United Nations peacekeeping missions.... Read more»

Graphics: Why Mexicans are saying they've had enough

The 43 missing students have come to represent the more than 22,000 people who have disappeared since 2006.... Read more»1

Retired DEA agent dishes on his years infiltrating Mexican cartels

GlobalPost interviews Mike Vigil, who spent longer than any other U.S. anti-drug agent in Mexico and has a new book all about his time in the drug war.... Read more»

Journalist accuses Mexican presidents of drug cartel links

Anabel Hernandez talks about why she thinks Mexico’s government is more dangerous than its gangsters.... Read more»

Mexico's got a serious bullying problem. Blame the cartels?

The tragic death of a 12-year-old has sparked a national debate on schoolyard violence. Politicians and psychologists point to the bloodshed outside the gates.... Read more»

Mexico: Model city built to help indigenous poor now a ghost town

Santiago el Pinar was planned as one of four model cities to help the Mexican state of Chiapas’ rural poor find better lives with access to modern conveniences, better schools, health care and employment. But just three years later this city is a virtual ghost town.... Read more»

Mexico's gov't says this time it really killed 'craziest' kingpin

The last time Nazario Moreno was killed locals didn't believe it. But officials say this time the cartel boss really is dead, and that they have strong evidence to prove it.... Read more»

Mexico has something to say about U.S. fencing it off

After a long silence, Mexican officials are piping up about U.S. Congress' immigration reform plan because, as they see it, border fences don't work and crimp jobs and growth. ... Read more»1