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Scandal-Tainted Attorney General Cervantes Quits Amid Debate on New Top Prosecutor

The Financial Times

Mexico’s attorney general Raúl Cervantes has quit his post, saying he does not want to stand in the way of the approval in Congress of a reformed General Prosecutor’s Office.

Half of All Mexicans Have Paid a Bribe in the Previous 12 Months

Big Think

Corruption – bending the rules of government in exchange for favors or bribes – is a worldwide problem. It is certainly not limited to Latin America.

Leftist PRD Party Leader, Hernandez Acevedo and Relatives Found Slain in Guerrero

The Associated Press

A regional leftist leader was killed and burned along with his wife, 94-year-old mother-in-law and driver, officials in southern Mexico said Sunday.

The Wives of El Chapo’s Henchmen Reveal How They Hid and Spent $2 Billion

Business Insider

Margarito and Pedro Flores, twin brothers from Chicago, Illinois, are credited with helping take down one of the most infamous narco-terrorists in the world, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Their wives, authors of the book "Cartel Wives," reveal how the brothers hid all the money they trafficked.

In Mexico, Local Authorities Walk a Fine Line with Criminal Groups

InSight Crime

Allegations that a former governor agreed a non-aggression pact with criminal elements combined with the continued targeting of local mayors underlines how Mexico’s fragmented political and criminal landscape has impacted interactions between criminal actors and local politicians.

President Pena Nieto Thanks Rescuers at Tribute to Mexico Quake Victims

Agence France-Presse

President Enrique Pena Nieto thanks the groups that took part in the rescue effort after the powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico last month, at a tribute to the victims at the National Palace.

Trudeau Tells Mexico’s Senate That Gender Equality Is a Key to Prosperity

National Observer

Justin Trudeau issued a progressive call to arms Friday, urging lawmakers in Mexico’s most populous city to embrace and promote the rights of workers and women as an antidote to the creeping threat of isolationism that imperils trade and economic growth around the world.

Cartels Targeting Mexican Millennials with ’Gourmet’ Designer Drugs

PanAm Post

Mexican drug traffickers are looking for new ways to diversify their market. New reports showed that they are targeting the millennial demographic with “gourmet” designer drugs.

Ex-First Lady Zavala Registers as Independent Candidate in Mexico


Mexican former first lady Margarita Zavala says she will try to collect more than 866,000 signatures to run as an independent candidate for president next year.

Undocumented Migrants Stay and Risk Deportation to Aid Earthquake Victims

The Conversation

Right now in Mexico, earthquake-impacted locals and undocumented migrants alike are working together to rebuild their futures. In facing the years of hard recovery and U.S. antagonism ahead of it, a “pact of the defeated” may be as good a starting point as any.

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