BBC: Escaped drug lord El Chapo revered in home state

In his home state of Sinaloa, there’s a certain pride about the infamous capo, despite the violent crimes his cartel has committed. Some people say he should be honoured with a monument or chapel.

LATimes: In Mexico, illicit “poppy” gardens feed U.S demand for heroin

Producers here in Mexico’s Guerrero state call their clandestine poppy plots “gardens.” What they raise there is highly marketable, and illicit

LATimes: In Mexico, illicit “poppy” gardens feed U.S demand for heroin

Producers here in Mexico’s Guerrero state call their clandestine poppy plots “gardens.” What they raise there is highly marketable, and illicit

FT: Risky life of Mexican poppy farmers

FT: Risky life of Mexican poppy farmers

May 28, 2015 : The FT’s Mexico correspondent Jude Webber meets farmers in the mountains of Guerrero and hears why some are still farming the poppies that go to make heroin, and why others have given up. Credits: Filmed and produced by Deborah Bonello and Jose Maria Alvarez. Edited by Deborah Bonello. FT: Risky life […]

Guardian/Rainforest Alliance: Hope in the heart of the Yucatán

Last month, the Rainforest Alliance sent our Follow the Farmer contest winner Joanna Parkman to the heart of the Yucatán to learn about sustainable forestry.

Last month, the Rainforest Alliance sent our Follow the Farmer contest winner Joanna Parkman to the heart of the Yucatán to learn about sustainable forestry.

BBC: Mexico violence scourges favourite spring break resort

The city is in the state of Guerrero which has descended into crisis since 43 students went missing in the town of Iguala, a few hours from the seaside resort.

The city is in the state of Guerrero which has descended into crisis since 43 students went missing in the town of Iguala, a few hours from the seaside resort.

AJ+: 43 Students Are Still Missing In Mexico And People Are Angry

The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of orchestrating the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, have been arrested. But thousands of protesters are demanding further action.

The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of orchestrating the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, have been arrested. But thousands of protesters are demanding further action.

Fusion: Is rape the price to pay for migrant women chasing the American Dream?

Before they can reach the American Dream, many migrant women have to survive a Mexican nightmare.

Before they can reach the American Dream, many migrant women have to survive a Mexican nightmare.

Channel 4 / Unreported World: The Abandoned Mexico

Ade Adepitan of Unreported World travels to Mexico to meet with disability activists who are going into psychiatric institutions to expose the abusive and inhumane conditions inside.

Channel 4 / Unreported World: The Abandoned Mexico

April 2 2014  – Ade Adepitan of Unreported World travels to Mexico to meet with disability activists who are going into psychiatric institutions to expose the abusive and inhumane conditions inside. http://www.disabilityrightsintl.org/ Producer: Ulises Escamilla Haro

BBC: Could Michoacán become a failed state?

Vigilantes battling a powerful drugs cartel in Mexico have taken control of some areas of the western Mexican state of Michoacán. But some people fear it could become a failed state.

Vigilantes battling a powerful drugs cartel in Mexico have taken control of some areas of the western Mexican state of Michoacán. But some people fear it could become a failed state.

BBC: The country where exorcisms are on the rise

BBC: The country where exorcisms are on the rise

November 2013 – Catholic priests in Mexico say the country is under attack by Satan, and that more exorcists are needed to fight him. This attack, they say, is showing itself in the gruesome drug-related violence, including human sacrifice, that has engulfed the country since 2006. According to the latest official figures available, at least […]