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15 Killed Over 2 Days in Clashes Between Army, Criminal Gangs in States of Puebla and Tamaulipas


A series of firefights in different parts of Mexico have left at least 15 people dead over the last two days, according to government reports on Thursday.

Government Funding to Media Groups Cripples the Country’s Free Press

Al Jazeera English

Mexican authorities are paying out vast sums of money for advertising space to media groups, which is having a crippling effect on the country’s independent press.

US Wants Mexico to Ramp up Security Targeting Central American Migrants


A planned rebranding of an Obama-era Alliance for Prosperity in Central America could bolster militarism in the region with the help of Mexico.

Favorite for Mexican Presidency Vows to Cancel $13B International Airport


Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has reiterated his campaign pledge to cancel construction of the $13bn international airport that is the flagship project of the government of Enrique Pena Nieto.

Over 30,000 Children and Teenagers Participate in Organized Crime in Mexico

PanAm Post

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released a report in which it claimed at least 30,000 Mexicans under the age of 18 carry out extortion and piracy, as well as drug and human trafficking.

US-Mexican Soccer Players Are Heading South to Mexico for Better Future

The Guardian

U.S.-born players on top-flight Mexican teams rebuke Donald Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric while navigating multicultural identities abroad in a new documentary from The Guardian.

Car Thefts Surge at Record Pace in Mexico as Police Can’t Keep Up


Auto-theft rates in Mexico are rising at the fastest pace ever, and authorities are getting worse at tracking down the stolen cars.

Soldiers Arrest One of the Apparent Successors to Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

The Washington Post

One of the successors to captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested in a high-rise tower in a wealthy Mexico City neighborhood on Tuesday morning, in another blow to a drug-running cartel that has been fighting to maintain its dominance.

Eagles Sue Canadians Who Run Legendary ’Hotel California’ in Todos Santos

Thomson Reuters

The Eagles have filed a lawsuit accusing the owners of a Mexico hotel of using the name Hotel California, arguably the band’s most famous song, without permission.

Passengers Jump Out of Moving Train in CDMX After It Fails to Stop


Passengers were filmed jumping from a moving train that failed to stop at 12 stations in Mexico City last week.

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