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Mexico sent troops to fight cartels’ new billion-dollar business, and some Mexicans are fighting back

Fuel theft has become widespread in Mexico, committed by civilians and criminal groups alike, and the government has responded with troops.
Motorists queue for gas at a Repsol gas station in Guadalajara on Monday, January 6

Gas stations in Mexico are running dry after the state-owned oil company cracked down on rampant fuel theft

Mexican citizens shared photos of long lines and hot tempers after Pemex shifted some deliveries to trucks instead of pipelines.
A caravan of nearly seven thousand migrants from Central America walk towards Tapachula from Ciudad Hidalgo while en route to the United States, in Frontera Hidalgo, Mexico October 21, 2018.

Trump threatens to close the border over a new caravan forming in Honduras that reportedly isn’t even headed for the US

President Donald Trump warned of a new migrant caravan and vowed to close the US-Mexico border and withhold aid to Central American countries.

Mexico’s incoming president is running a Twitter poll to let people help name the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement

Mexico's President-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrado, is running a Twitter poll to solicit suggestions for the name of the new Us, Mexico, Canada trade deal. The name cannot match the USMCA acronym used by the US and Canada because Mexico uses different technical terminology.
A man lances a poppy bulb to extract the sap, which will be used to make opium, in the municipality of Heliodoro Castillo, in the mountain region of Guerrero, Mexico, January 3, 2015.

Mexican troops are in the streets to fight the drug war, and the country’s defense chief says legalization may be ‘a way out’

Mexico's defense minister said Friday that legalization could be a solution to the country's drug-related violence, and his comments are the first of their kind from a high-ranking military official.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at a campaign rally in Patzcuaro, Michoacan state, Mexico, May 31, 2018.

Mexico’s socialist president-elect wants to fix trade with the USA by appealing to Trump’s anti-establishment politics

Mexican President-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has sent US President Donald Trump a letter urging him to help bring an end to NAFTA negotiations, saying the pair could work together as two anti-establishment politicians that put their "voters and citizens at the center."
President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a celebration event at the end of the 2018 Mexican presidential election in Mexico City, Mexico, July 1, 2018.

Trump likes Mexico’s new president so much that he apparently calls him ‘Juan Trump’

It's not clear why President Donald Trump thinks highly of Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, but the US president has reportedly given him a nickname only a few days after he won the election.

Meet Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the new populist president of Mexico who vowed to sell his official jet and wrote an entire book calling o...

Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected to Mexico's presidency in a landslide on Sunday on a populist platform and will take over from Enrique Peña Nieto on December 1. Here's everything we know about him.
Ricardo Anaya, left, and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, second left, on stage with other candidates during the third and final Mexican presidential debate, in Merida, June 12, 2018.

A Mexican presidential campaign blamed Russia and China for a cyberattack, but a bigger online threat is closer to home

Accusations of foreign meddling on social media during Mexico's presidential election have come to the fore this year, but evidence and past experience indicates that the online threat is homegrown.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at a rally in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, April 6, 2018.

Mexico’s billionaires and businesses are warning workers about the country’s runaway presidential frontrunner

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has had a substantial lead for much of Mexico's presidential campaign, and with a month to get before the election, business leaders are sounding notes of caution to voters.