Wednesday, 7th December 2022

Renowned journalist killed as Mexico struggles to contain violence

A Mexican journalist renowned for his coverage of organised crime is gunned down, as authorities in the country struggle to contain resurgent bloodshed among warring drug cartels.


1 May 2020
A number of Mexican firms producing goods for the US market are ignoring coronavirus lockdown rules. This puts their workforces in grave danger of contracting COVID-19.
30 Jun 2020
In Mexico, stay-at-home measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 are being touted as a chance for men to help with housework and childcare. Men's groups are trying to bring about change as femicide is on the rise.
3 Jul 2020
Gunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico on Wednesday, killing at least 24 people and leaving seven wounded.
22 Aug 2020
The house where Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was brutally murdered 80 years ago in his home in a suburb of Mexico City on Joseph Stalin's orders has since been preserved as a museum.
20 Sep 2020
A Mexican teacher collects and delivers donated televisions to students in need in the city of Veracruz, so they can follow the lessons broadcast over television and radio, as schools remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
9 Oct 2020
In Mexico, where the Covid-19 pandemic has already cost more than 82,000 lives, schools have been closed for several months. In order for pupils not to completely miss out on school, lessons can be watched on television and also online. But for millions of Mexican families, distance learning isn't an option. According to the OECD, some 30 percent of Mexican children have no internet access. Our correspondents Laurence Cuvillier and Matthieu Comin report from a rural community in Guerrero state.
14 Oct 2020
Dozens of followers of Santa Muerte, a Mexican folk saint who personifies death, gather in the outskirts of Mexico City to worship a massive statue of the idol as they take refuge in faith amid pandemic fears.
27 Oct 2020
How to give a face to a community that has no real photographic record of its existence? We sit down with Belgian photographer Tomas van Houtryve, whose latest work seeks to reinsert Mexican culture and identity into the visual history of the American West.
11 Dec 2020
Regina Martinez was a Mexican journalist investigating links between drug cartels and local authorities. She was killed eight years ago, but an international collective of investigative journalists has now picked up the story she was working on before she died. We take a closer look.
28 Feb 2021
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says that he has overcome the coronavirus as he resumes his daily news conference after more than two weeks in isolation.
12 Mar 2021
The Biden administration wants to abandon the previous government's hard-line stance on asylum. Many refugees now hope they can start a new life in the US. DW reports from Matamoros, Mexico.
18 Apr 2021
Barefoot and wearing traditional white dresses, a group of Maya indigenous women walk onto the pitch. They are the Hondzonot Devils, an amateur softball team challenging stereotypes in a community in southeastern Mexico. This time, they are facing the Pisté Warriors, made up of Maya indigenous women from a neighbouring state.