Category: Mexico

Mexico Authorities Make New Arrest in Ayotzinapa Case

Top Story — Mexican authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of a drug cartel lieutenant they say is responsible for incinerating the bodies of 43 students who disappeared in September […] Read More >

Mexico Human Rights Group Finds Errors in Investigation of 43 Missing Students

Hello to all our Today in Latin America subscribers. The LAND staff will be taking vacation until the beginning of September, meaning our daily newsletter will be on hold until […] Read More >

Senior Prison Officials Fired as Hunt for “El Chapo” Intensifies

Top Story — The head of Mexico’s prison system as well as two other prison officials, including the director of the Altiplano maximum-security prison from which powerful drug lord Joaquín […] Read More >

‘El Chapo’ Escapes, Threatening to Derail Peña Nieto Presidency

The Sinaloa Cartel chief Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escaped for the second time in his life from a Mexican prison on Saturday night. Guzmán, who is widely considered the world’s […] Read More >

Mexico Ruling Party Wins Big, But So Does Opposition Soccer Star

The party of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto appears to have won a majority of legislative seats in Sunday’s midterm elections as votes continued to be tallied on Monday, suggesting […] Read More >

In Election Marred by Gang Violence, Mexico’s Ruling Party Likely to Maintain Majority

Top Story — In congressional elections marred by gang violence and widespread protests, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party is expected to keep a slight majority as […] Read More >

Mexico Government Backtracks on Education Reform, Courting Criticism

Mexico’s government on Monday faced harsh criticism from a coalition of civil society groups following reports that it suspended the evaluation of public schoolteachers, a main component of President Enrique […] Read More >

Podcast: Gentrification in Mexico City

– Look for us in the iTunes store. Gentrification is a hot topic in American cities right now, from New York all the way to San Francisco. But this phenomenon […] Read More >

Mexican Authorities Stand by Official Version of Deadly Shootout

Top Story — Mexican authorities on Monday reaffirmed their earlier statement that a shootout Friday between federal police officers and suspected criminal gunmen was a legitimate engagement, in which not […] Read More >

Mexican Government Reportedly Drafting Sweeping Land Reforms

Top Story — The administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is drafting legislation to give foreign investors and private companies more leverage over rural landowners, according to government sources […] Read More >