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Mexico governor: Grow medical opium to reduce drug violence

A senior Mexican official has said legalizing cultivation of opium poppies for medicinal purposes might help reduce violence in one of the regions most affected by brutal drug gangs that have ravaged the country for years. ... Read more»

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Here's why Mexico distrusts authorities to find 43 missing students

Independent investigators are punching holes all over the official story.... Read more»

Mexican troops arrest alleged cartel gunman over student disappearances

It was the latest of nearly 100 arrests in the investigation into the abduction, and suspected killing, of 43 students in September.... Read more»

Commentary

Mexican drug murders get less attention in U.S. than Middle East violence

Commentary: Why are Americans so uninformed and unconcerned about the horrors occurring just across our border?... Read more»1

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

Analysis

Are the missing students protests turning into a Mexican spring?

Analysis: More than two months after Mexico’s Ayotzinapa students disappeared, protests are still rocking the country, and they’re spreading. Many demonstrators want to remove President Enrique Peña Nieto. But most analysts say that’s not likely. ... Read more»

Photos: Digging for the disappeared in Mexico

Fed up with authorities who haven't found their missing loved ones, citizens' brigades are defying the law to search themselves.... Read more»

Tucsonans join chorus of protests over 43 missing Mexican students

More than 150 people gathered in front of the Mexican consulate in downtown Tucson on Thursday to protest the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher's college in Mexico. ... Read more»

43 haunting portraits of Mexico's missing students

These are the faces of the disappeared.... Read more»

Mexican mass graves: A survivor’s story

Drug cartel hit men confessed to working with local police to kill students on Sept. 26. This is the story of a 19-year-old who managed to escape.... Read more»

Mexico discovers dozens of bodies, reports 25% drop in violent crime

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday announced an “encouraging” 25 percent drop in violence and murders in the first four months of this year, after the discovery of dozens of bodies over the weekend.... Read more»

Mexico's striking teachers say they're being scapegoated

Educators are fighting reforms they say won't address the education system's real problems: inadequate budgets and endemic corruption.... Read more»

Analysis

Mexico's president meets his match: teachers

Analysis: Teachers' unrest and new cracks in the uneasy alliance supporting the government's reforms agenda mean hard days ahead for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.... Read more»

Mexico: 16 bodies found dumped in truck in Guerrero

Police found 16 bodies dumped in a truck in Guerrero, Mexico, which showed signs of torture and are suspected to be drug violence related.... Read more»

Prostitutes, pot and peacocks found in Mexican jail

In Mexico authorities say they found 19 prostitutes, two sacks of marijuana, two peacocks and 100 fighting cocks during a surprise inspection in a prison. ... Read more»

Ad for sexy policewomen in Mexico draws flak

A help-wanted ad for women to join an all-female tourist police force is drawing flak from women's rights groups — it specifies that applicants be aged 18 to 26, 5-foot-5 with weight proportional to height, and in good physical and mental health.... Read more»

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