In December 2006, former Mexican president Felipe Calderon sent thousands of troops to Michoacan, fueling a tide of violence that has not abated. Here is what you need to know to understand the situation in Mexico's "hot land."
Hipólito Mora's December gun fight with his rival "El Americano" lasted two hours, leaving 11 dead, including his 32-year-old son. Mora's name is also being floated as a potential candidate for Congress.
"I led a gang of pendejos," or idiots, drug lord La Tuta said after his arrest on Friday. The details on the Knights Templar leader emerged as officials leaked word that another cartel kingpin has been arrested.
One retired school teacher was killed when federal forces in Acapulco forcibly cleared a blockade by the teachers union CETEG.
The term seemed to strike a nerve in Mexico, which in the early years of its military-led campaign against criminal cartels worried that it would suffer a “Colombianization” of drug-related violence.
"Some were wearing suits like they had just come from a funeral celebration," a witness said after entering an Acapulco crematorium that officials said had been abandoned for at least seven months.
The assembly-kit drone that crashed in the border city with San Diego was carrying about 6.5 pounds of meth. It crashed in a Tijuana parking lot less than a mile from the border crossing at San Ysidro.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras, was named the world's most murderous city for the fourth year in a row, while 19 Brazilian cities, 10 Mexican cities, and four cities in the United States also made the list.
Baja California Celebrates First Same-Sex Marriage, Despite Earlier Claims of 'Insanity' Against Couple
A week ago, local officials in Mexicali said the couple known as "the Victors" were too "crazy" to get married. Now, the doors are open in Baja's other major city, Tijuana, for same-sex couples to wed.
More than 100 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000, and 2015 started with two confirmed press killings. Veracruz, where journalist Moises Sanchez Cerezo was kidnapped on Friday, is considered the most dangerous state to be a reporter.
Maria de los Angeles Pineda allegedly paid off the drug gang Guerreros Unidos using funds from inside city hall in Iguala, Guerrero, in a sign of the depth of collusion between crime and local officials that exists in many regions of Mexico.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro responded by saying the US president was "playing with history" with expected sanctions against Venezuelan officials' assets in the United States.
Identified as Adán Cortés Salas, 21, the student attempted to hold a red-stained Mexican flag before 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai as the Pakistani activist received the Nobel Peace Prize.
A plainclothes Mexico City police officer called a "partner" by riot police was mixed into masked demonstrators and the press during a Monday night demonstration.
Archeologists hope the discovery will help shed light on the people who built the mysterious city, which the Aztecs named 'birthplace of the gods' when they arrived hundreds of years after its abandonment.
His last article, published two days before his murder, was part of a series he had written in recent weeks on chupaductos — teams of cartel-linked bandits that steal fuel and oil.
In a creepy development, the Lord of Patience in a town north of Mexico City has been found to have eight human teeth in pristine condition.
Meet the men who produced a US-approved song warning against the dangers of "La Bestia" migrant train: they're willing to collaborate again.
The country’s government says it is infusing ozone into the international airport’s air in order to destroy pathogens and bacteria.
Erwin Manuel Lino Zarate tweeted an image that mocks Honduras’s football team by comparing its players to desperate Central Americans.