By Jo Tuckman
Parents of the students see the resignation of Tomás Zerón as an empty gesture since he's being rewarded with another high-level government job.
With the number of homicides across the country at their highest since 2012, this weekend’s victims included two mayors gunned down.
Renewed cartel violence in the first half of this year pushed up Mexico's murder rate by about 15 percent.
Opium farmers in the state of Guerrero are starting to complain loudly about toxic fumigation, cartel violence, and poverty. The new activism comes amid tentative political moves towards legalization.
Carmelo Ramírez Morales decided it was time to flee Mexico when his family was told they would pay the price if he didn't step down from his role as a prominent spokesman within the movement demanding justice for the 43 missing students.
From the farmers barely earning a living from cultivating the poppies, via the entire communities forced from their homes by warring gunmen, to the growing number of addicts in the US — there are few winners along the route of Mexican heroin.
The torture took place 14 months ago, but the judicial action has only begun after its publication on YouTube fueled allegations that the practice is common in Mexico.
By David Agren
The families had pinned their hopes for finding out what happened to the students on a panel of international experts monitoring the government’s probe. Now those experts are about to leave the country because the government will not renew their mandate.
The violence began when armed men attacked a hotel that was housing federal police officers sent to reinforce security in the latest of many special law enforcement offensives that have failed to bring peace to the once-glamorous resort city.
By Jo Tuckman
The national human rights commission says it has a credible witness who saw and heard federal police agents okay the abduction of between 15 and 20 of the students.
The state governor claims there are no vigilante groups in Veracruz, but the armed men who say they are defending their community against the Zetas drug cartel beg to differ.
By David Agren
After disputing the Mexican government's version of events, a group of experts is claiming that the government is behind a smear campaign intended to destroy their reputations.
The appeal for a “pact of silence” in the beleaguered southern state of Guerrero is the latest effort by a Mexican politicians to look on the bright side of the country’s security crisis. Most have backfired.
Nestora Salgado is one of the most well-known leaders of the self defense militia movement that sprung up in 2012 as a response to the government's inability to protect citizens from local drug cartels.
The residents of Santa María Sur, in the violence-torn state of Guerrero, fled their tiny village in the middle of the night when warring cartels demanded they join the fight. Today they are living in a scruffy hotel, with little hope of returning home.
The tortilla industry in the beleaguered state of Guerrero is under attack from local cartels that are kidnapping and killing business owners and workers, as well as using tortilla shops as drug distribution points and lookout posts.
Nestora Salgado led an armed citizen militia against local drug cartels in Mexico and ended up in prison for kidnapping. A court ruling has declared her free in the original case, but new charges for kidnapping and murder could keep her behind bars.
The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team found no evidence of the kind of fire required to support the government's earlier conclusion that the students were incinerated at a garbage dump. This is the second external study to demolish that version.