Officials said the gunmen appeared to be targeting members of a rival group when they rounded up between 10 and 12 men from a gourmet restaurant in the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta early on Monday.
Mexico’s authorities provide almost no services for addicts and also rarely do anything to stop the systematic abuse that is common in the country’s many private rehab centers.
Local authorities have sought to downplay the problem, and many of the victims have encountered difficulties when they tried to report what happened to the police.
The authorities in the western state of Jalisco say that the fake company distributed flyers seeking recruits with “a desire to better themselves,” and then set them to work selling drugs.
The wave of attacks have been widely blamed on the Jalisco New Generation Cartel that in recent years has grown into one of Mexico’s most important criminal groups.
While the Mexican government claims rising remittances represents a “competitive advantage” critics say it highlights the fundamental weakness of the domestic economy.
The DEA's list of wanted drug lords is out of date after the capture of the infamous Mexican trafficker — so we made our own.
The idealistic 25-year-old college graduate Pedro Kumamoto challenges the corrupt and jaded image of Mexican politicians. Now he’s under pressure to prove he can stay real.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel became a prime target of the Mexican government after it launched attacks against the authorities that included shooting down a military helicopter in May 2015.
Antonio Oseguera Cervantes is identified as the brother of elusive drug lord "El Mencho," leader of the Jalisco New Generation cartel.
By Jo Tuckman
Mexican authorities say Ivan Cazarín Molina, who allegedly held the Number Two position within the New Generation Jalisco Cartel, was "probably" responsible for the shooting down of an army helicopter in May.
The number of kidnappings and extortions has reportedly gone down in recent years, but there are now signs of cartels laundering their profits through tequila brands.
Hurricane Patricia hits land along the Mexican Pacific coast and weakens rapidly. Initial reports suggest damage not as bad as feared, though risk of floods and landslides remains.
The Category 5 hurricane is projected to make land in the afternoon or early evening, with the storm's centre located somewhere between the resort city of Puerto Vallarta and the port of Manzanillo
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.
By Jo Tuckman
Daniel Quintero Riestra captured near Cancún, over 1,000 miles from the city of Guadalajara where he allegedly headed operations for The New Generation Jalisco Cartel.
Fernando Moreno recovering from six bullet wounds, five years after another former governor was assassinated, and a decade since a sitting governor died in a mysterious plane crash.
By Jo Tuckman
The eight Mexican victims arrived Tuesday night amid calls from opposition politicians to break off diplomatic relations with Egypt over the fatal assault.
Uber drivers all over the world have come under attack in recent months, but few outbreaks of violence have been as extreme as the one this week in Mexico’s second-largest city.
Protests sparked by the killing of a news photographer in Mexico City have spread to London, Madrid, and several Mexican states, as journalists called for an end to violence and censorship against their work.