FT: Mexico’s treasured crop under threat

As a Mexican court considers overturning a ban on GM maize, Jude Webber meets farmers battling to preserve traditional seed varieties.

As a Mexican court considers overturning a ban on GM maize, Jude Webber meets farmers battling to preserve traditional seed varieties.

LATimes: Relatives of 43 missing students in Mexico seek answers one year later

September 25 2015 — Estanislao Mendoza was one of dozens of people to go on a hunger strike camped out on Mexico City’s Zocalo. His son, Miguel Angel Mendoza Zacarias, was one of 43 students detained and abducted the night of Sept. 26, 2014, by local police in the Mexican city of Iguala, in the […]

BBC: Pamela – one of five lives the world wants to change

September 25th 2015 – Pamela Lizeth Hernández Viviano, 11, lives in a makeshift house on a traffic island in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, on the outskirts of Mexico City. Despite getting good grades at school, she was told she was not eligible for a scholarship because she does not have a permanent address. Her family live on […]

AJE: Mexican residents take on gangs to save trees

AJE: Mexican residents take on gangs to save trees

September 8 2015 — The people of Cheran in South West Mexico are attempting to repair the damage to their forests caused by illegal loggers. Shot and edited by Deborah Bonello. Production by John Holman and Deborah Bonello for AlJazeera English.

BBC Witness: Leon Trotsky – the savage death of a Russian revolutionary

BBC Witness: Leon Trotsky – the savage death of a Russian revolutionary

19 August 2015 – In 1927, Leon Trotsky, a leading Russian revolutionary, was expelled from the Communist party and exiled from Russia on Stalin’s orders. After spending time in Turkey, France and Norway, Trotsky and his wider family eventually settled in Mexico. Less than four years after arriving in Mexico, a Stalinist agent managed to infiltrate […]

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: El Chapo’s escape from prison is good for business in his hometown

A new shipment of caps arrived at Isaias Rodriguez’s Culiacan store, black canvas with the image of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman embossed in gold on the front.

BBC: Wild animal ban will affect Mexican circus workers

BBC: Wild animal ban will affect Mexican circus workers

July 2 2015 – A new law banning the use of wild animals in Mexican circuses has come into effect, meaning many animals must be found new homes. Some have complained that the loss of elephants, tigers, camels and other animals from their acts will mean they are left without a job. However animal rights […]

FT: Modern art makes its mark in Mexico

Jun 11, 2015 : Mexico correspondent Jude Webber looks at the flourishing Mexican art scene as the FT and OppenheimerFunds prepare to publish the longlist in the Emerging Voices awards for artists, writers and filmmakers in emerging market countries. Links: Special Report: Emerging Voices / Credits: Shot, Produced and Edited by Deborah Bonello.

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.

MetropolisTV: The Promised Land

MetropolisTV: The Promised Land

May 8th 2015 – Thousands of Central American migrants cross Mexico each year on their way to the United States, their ‘promised land.’ During the journey, they can endure hunger and cold and are exposed to violence and exploitation at the hands of criminal gangs and corrupt state officials. But a group of Mexican women […]

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.

Latin Finance 2015

March 18 2015 – Coverage filmed and edited for the Latin Finance Cumbre in Mexico City this year.   LatinFinance: Mexico grapples with “structural” oil price from Deborah Bonello on Vimeo. LatinFinance: Pemex’s CFO on attracting private investment amid an era of low oil prices from Deborah Bonello on Vimeo.

BBC: Mexico City mulls free train ticket for exercise plan

Mexico City is considering offering people free bus or train tickets to people who do exercise at the station on their way to work.

Feb 17 1015 – Mexico City is considering offering people free bus or train tickets to people who do exercise at the station on their way to work. It is hoped that it could help tackle one of the worst obesity problems in the world. Katy Watson reports. Shot and edited by Deborah Bonello for […]

BBC: Mexican families search hills for missing relatives

The disappearance of 43 students has thrown new light on the estimated 26,000 people who have gone missing across the country in the last decade.

The disappearance of 43 students has thrown new light on the estimated 26,000 people who have gone missing across the country in the last decade.

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.

BBC: Families wait, Mexico protests, as mass grave findings analysed

A mass grave has been found on the outskirts of the town where the 43 students went missing on 27 September, officials say.

A mass grave has been found on the outskirts of the town where the 43 students went missing on 27 September, officials say.

GlobalPost: GP: The tortured wait for news of 43 missing students in Guerrero, Mexico

GlobalPost speaks to one of the relatives of the 43 students kidnapped and missing in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

GlobalPost speaks to one of the relatives of the 43 students kidnapped and missing in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

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.

BBC: The ‘crying women’ at Mexico’s mass graves

Elvira Gomez has spent eight months on a macabre pilgrimage, visiting mass graves and morgues in the search for her sons, Rodrigo and Juan.

Elvira Gomez has spent eight months on a macabre pilgrimage, visiting mass graves and morgues in the search for her sons, Rodrigo and Juan.

GlobalPost: These are the women helping child migrants as they make their way to the US

"Las Patronas" throw bags of food and bottles of water to the travelers who speed by on the train heading north to the US-Mexico border.

“Las Patronas” throw bags of food and bottles of water to the travelers who speed by on the train heading north to the US-Mexico border.

GlobalPost: The Ghosts of El Diamante Ranch

At an abandoned ranch in Tres Valles called 'El Diamante,' the marines made a grim find: a grave containing the remains of at least 31 people.

At an abandoned ranch in Tres Valles called ‘El Diamante,’ the marines made a grim find: a grave containing the remains of at least 31 people.