| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:48 PM
MEXICO CITY — It is a distressingly common part of life in modern Mexico: the bullying phone call demanding that the person who answers pay up — or else. Businesses get the extortion calls. Families get them.
And now, apparently, so has...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:49 PM
MEXICO CITY — To President Enrique Peña Nieto's supporters, his first year in office has been a time of bold promises kept as he pursues an ambitious agenda of reforms designed, in the long term, to bring peace and economic growth to Mexico.
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:13 PM
MEXICO CITY -- The number of bodies discovered at a clandestine burial ground in western Mexico has reportedly risen to 62, and the digging continues.
The burial site is in the state of Jalisco, near the border with the state of Michoacan, which has...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:59 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Five men suspected of stealing a truck loaded with dangerous radioactive material in central Mexico have been arrested and ordered held for 40 days for questioning, an official said Monday.
A federal judge issued the order late Sunday....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Edgar Quintero swears that he doesn't really know any swaggering narco kingpins. He just impersonates them in his songs.
With his bandmates in the group BuKnas de Culiacan, Quintero fires up dance halls from El Paso to East L.A. packed with fist-pumping...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:32 PM
MEXICO CITY -- He allegedly raked in millions of dollars to give drug traffickers easy access to the United States. The cocaine flowed north, prosecutors say, and the money in his pocket bought him elegant houses and a couple of private jets.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:25 PM
We know too much about Mexico's drug war and not enough. We hear about it constantly, about the 60,000 murders and the slaughter of innocents, but getting a sense of what that means on the ground — and how pervasive its cultural influence is —...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:52 PM
MEXICO CITY — He admitted being a salaried killer for a drug cartel, the kind of assassin who preferred slashing his victims' throats.
On Tuesday, after serving three years behind bars, he was released from a Mexican detention center and was on...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:05 AM
MEXICO CITY — No one ever said it was easy being a mayor in Mexico, where corruption is as common as cacti, politics is a Machiavellian game of three-dimensional chess and drug cartels are often more powerful than local governments.
| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
MEXICO CITY -- At least 25 bodies have been reported found in two clandestine graves, underscoring Mexico’s enduring problems of people who go missing and the dead who are never identified.
Nineteen bodies were pulled from a mass grave on...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
APATZINGAN, Mexico — In this city in western Mexico, sympathy runs strong for the Knights Templar, a cult-like drug cartel that has used extortion and intimidation to control much of the local economy and undermine government.
A few miles up the...