Rarámuri communities in the Tarahumara mountain range in northern Mexico are being pushed off their land and forced to flee because violent drug cartels in the area are expanding their presence and tightening their violent control.
General Manuel de Jesús Moreno Aviña was convicted of one case, though he allegedly a wider rule of terror in a small border town, and even oversaw the resale of drugs his forces seized.
Few countries have as clear an incentive as Mexico to seek alternatives to the hardline drug policies that have brought so much bloodshed, but there are also few signs that the government is interested in trying anything very different.
By Paul Imison
A government police reform proposed in the wake of police involvement in the disappearance of 43 students in 2014 seeks to eliminate municipal forces, but the problem of extreme corruption goes much deeper.
Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán narrowly avoided recapture in a mountain raid in October, and also left the navy facing accusations that its efforts to hunt him down included targeting the civilian population.
By David Agren
He arrived in 2012 with promises of "Saving Mexico," but ever since, Peña Nieto has dropped in the polls and responded poorly to a string of embarrassing scandals.
Jorge Parral Rabadan beat out 1,000 applicants for a job running a Mexican border bridge with Texas. He denounced rising insecurity at his post until he was kidnapped, taken to a ranch, and killed by point-blank gunfire from the Mexican military.
The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed Mexico's record on abuses, torture, and illegal executions, saying 'I wish everyone could meet' victims of state violence in the country.
Probably not. Two million Mexicans have entered the ranks of the extremely poor under President Enrique Peña Nieto, who canceled tonight's National Palace gala for Mexico's Independence Day.
By Paul Imison
With hundreds of unsolved disappearances, rampant extortion, frequent kidnappings, and no fewer than 14 journalists killed in the past five years, a climate of fear governs Veracruz.
The case of 11 women lured into forced prostitution and then killed by members of the Barrio Azteca gang was seen as a barometer of both the femicide crisis in the country and judicial reforms aimed at improving Mexico's antiquated justice system.
Former US vice president Al Gore and former Mexican president Felipe Calderon joined leaders in Toronto this week for the Climate Summit of the Americas. It produced the first-ever Pan-American action statement on climate change.
Since Sunday's leak, documents reveal that Mexico is by the far the Italian's company biggest client, paying $6.3 million for software that digital rights advocates say are illegal under Mexican law and could harm citizens' privacy.
Mexico wants to begin operating the new capital airport by 2020, but opposition figures, environmentalists, and the community of San Salvador Atenco are already crying foul over the project.
In a tweet during a football match, Calderon made a dig at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. And the backlash came quick.
Margarita Zavala's unexpected announcement came one week after a midterm election in which the National Action Party suffered its worst showing at Mexico's polls since 1991.
Remember 2000? Fifteen years since the transition to a multi-party democracy, Mexico's PRI machine is back in power and presiding over a fearful, sour midterm vote. President Peña Nieto's party will likely retain control of Congress.
The Man Responsible For Huge Government Blunders in Mexico Just Got a Seat on His Country's Supreme Court
Eduardo Medina Mora's office met with US officials over the failed "Fast & Furious" weapons smuggling program, reports say, capping a long list of scandals he's overseen — yet he keeps getting promotions.
By Andrea Noel
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."
The government literally had to pay people to attend, small children received pat-downs, and protestors blocked the arrival of one of the president's daughters.