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Opinion

Can AMLO end Mexico's devastating drug wars?

AMLO's campaign promises of amnesty fall short of the reality of the country he is about to take the helm of.

Carli Pierson

by Carli Pierson

Carli Pierson

Latin America

Mexico passenger jet crashes after takeoff, all on board survive

Officials say 103 people on board survive with at least 85 people injured in the accident in northern Durango state.

Mexico passenger jet crashes after takeoff, all on board survive

Latin America

Latin America trade: Regional powers seek closer ties

Latin American leaders pledge to deepen commercial and economic ties at a meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as they seek to counter the risk of a deepening trade war.

Latin America

Two Mexican journalists killed in separate attacks

Number of slain media workers rises to eight in Mexico in 2018 after killings of Ruben Pat Cauich and Luis Perez Garcia.

Two Mexican journalists killed in separate attacks

Human Rights

'2017 was deadliest year for environmental activism'

At least 207 activists were killed, with Brazil, the Philippines and Colombia named as the most dangerous countries.

2017 was deadliest year for environmental activism: report

Mexico

Amnesty condemns blocking probe into missing Mexican students

An investigation was approved in June, but has now been blocked, in a move called 'politically motivated' by Amnesty.

Amnesty condemns blocking probe into missing Mexican students

Health

Why did a Mexican hospital use unapproved device on 474 patients?

Patients demand justice 10 years after being implanted with unauthorised tube at flagship neurological institute.

Latin America

Presidential pay cut: Mexican leader to slash salaries

Mexico's incoming president cuts his own salary in austerity push.

Latin America

Mike Pompeo meets Mexico's president-elect Obrador

The US secretary of state met the incoming and outgoing presidents of Mexico while protesters, angry at the US' treatment of immigrants, hounded Pompeo's visit.

Latin America

Illegal guns from the US fuel Mexico's drug cartel violence

Incoming Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants to impress upon the US Trump administration that the deteriorating security situation is the concern and responsibility of both countries.

Latin America

Obrador's vision: Controversy in Mexico over proposed amnesty

Mexicans are divided over the bold plan to grant amnesty to some people involved in organised crime.

Mexico

What's next for Mexico after Lopez Obrador's win?

Leftist politician has promised to stamp out corruption and subdue drug cartels, but remains vague on policy details.

What's next for Mexico after Lopez Obrador's presidential win?

Opinion

Mexico's Lopez Obrador has to stand up to Trump

The newly elected Mexican president will have to prove that his promises to confront Trump are more than just rhetoric.

Miguel Guevara

by Miguel Guevara

Miguel Guevara

Latin America

Mexico election: Voters hope for urgent change

Does Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador have the skill to reach the high bar he has set for himself and his country?

Mexico

New Mexican president offers cuts to US-bound migration

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he offered to reduce US-bound migration in exchange for US assistance.

New Mexican president offers cuts to US-bound migration