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A new report ranks the 50 most violent cities on the planet. Here's why Latin America crowds the list.
It was the latest of nearly 100 arrests in the investigation into the abduction, and suspected killing, of 43 students in September.
The US government’s new regulations to travel to Cuba are confusing as they change the rules but not the law.
Meet Bernardo. The US deported him to Mexico. Now he's making big money cooking crystal meth to help serve a vast American market of addicts.
Mexico's leader, who meets Obama this week, enters his third year in office with his lowest approval rating yet.
The Mexican army faces multiple murder allegations as it prepares to join United Nations peacekeeping missions.
Mexico has one of the biggest Cuban immigrant communities after the US. Many are happy Obama's restoring diplomatic relations with Havana, and hoping for an end to the trade embargo.
Analysis: More than two months after Mexico’s Ayotzinapa students disappeared, protests are still rocking the country, and they’re spreading. Many demonstrators want to remove President Enrique Peña Nieto. But most analysts say that’s not likely.
GlobalPost interviews Mike Vigil, who spent longer than any other US anti-drug agent in Mexico and has a new book all about his time in the drug war.
A mayor in hiding, corrupt cops and narco gunmen are all implicated in the crime, which thousands of officers so far haven’t been able to solve.
Mexican security forces have captured or killed most major cartel bosses. But a number of them are still at large.
Hit men confessed to working with local police to kill students. This 19-year-old managed to escape.
The State Department put a $5 million reward for the capture of the kingpin known as 'The H,' accused of running huge cocaine traffic to the US. His cartel was also a suspect in an attack on CIA agents.
These 'monsters' are the home-built armored trucks deputized militias and drug cartels are using for battle.
A government offensive against the Knights Templar cartel has had the side effect of leaving thousands of miners out of work.
A Mexican politician called the Brazilian soccer superstar an 'ape.' He must know '#TodosSomosSimios' by now.
Coahuila, a Mexican state near Texas, is the newest place in the region to legalize gay marriage. But there are still some countries that ban homosexuality.
Plans for a six-runway airport with a space-age design could leave Mexico’s president with a major legacy — or a major headache.
Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors. It must be safe again, right?
Here’s a look at four major claims of faraway terrorism stirring in America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.