Once a calm place, today Colima is at the centre of the drug war where cartels battle over key smuggling routes.
Duncan Tucker is a British freelance journalist based in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Business has been booming since 2006, yet insiders and security experts warn that the industry is rife with corruption.
A shelter in Mexico offers migrants a chance to eat, wash and rest as they brave the dangerous journey to the US.
Some say they extort money, but franeleros insist they are just trying to make a living in Mexico’s informal economy.
Jalisco state officials accused of failing to act on disappearances, but families continue to demand those missing.
A woman is killed every four hours in Mexico, where domestic violence in the patriarchal society rages on.
Cruelty concerns usher in new animal ban with robots now taking centre stage at circus performances.
Craft breweries see rising sales, challenging large corporations for a bigger taste of Mexico’s $20bn beer market.
Bus drivers and passengers in Guadalajara are alarmed by ‘grave problem’ of unsafe public transport.
The arrest of drug lord ‘Chapo’ Guzman raises the spectre of increased violence between rival cartels.