Mexico City's 100-year-old beloved palm tree is removed after plague infection
2 Oct 2021
Pro-choice activists clash with police during a protest in Mexico City calling for abortion to be decriminalised across the country. Abortion has been decriminalised in four of Mexico's 32 states, in the first 12 weeks. Earlier this month the Supreme Court ruled that women should not be punished for abortion, opening the way for them to access the procedure across the country without fear of being prosecuted.
28 Jun 2021
Last month, a metro crash killed 26 people in Mexico City. The tragedy has highlighted the inequalities that prevail in the sprawling megalopolis. The damaged metro line was one of the few connections between poor neighbourhoods and downtown Mexico City, where jobs are located. These working-class areas are now more isolated than ever, while an overall lack of infrastructure exacerbates the gigantic social divide in the capital city of 23 million inhabitants. Our correspondents report.
4 May 2021
A bridge in the Mexican capital has collapsed. A metro train was passing over at the time. Emergency services are working to rescue victims.
4 Jan 2021
One of the world's biggest cities has prohibited the use of single-use plastic materials including plastic forks, straws and cups. Mexico's capital is striving to revamp its image as an eco-friendly, sustainable city.
27 Nov 2020
Students from the Faculty of Arts and Design of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) paint a mural on the façade of the National School of Nursing and Obstetrics, dedicated to nurses who have worked throughout the coronavirus crisis in Mexico. More than one hundred students are involved in the project, working in small teams each day to avoid crowds, and the mural will eventually extend to a length of over 100 metres, featuring the portraits of nurses who have cared for Covid-19 patients.
14 Nov 2020
Dozens of protesters gather in front of the Legislature of Quintana Roo in Mexico City to protest against the murder of Bianca Alejandrina Lorenzana Alvarado, "Alexis", and against police firing shots in the air to disperse a demonstration in Cancun earlier this week.
24 Jul 2020
On a rooftop in Naucalpan, a suburb of Mexico City, powerful speakers spew a frenzied remix. On the turntables, Roberto Garcia makes his neighbors dance to help them momentarily forget the coronavirus pandemic.
25 Apr 2020
Mexico City's government is promoting indigenous and other traditionally-woven baskets and reusable bags in an effort to help residents curb their addiction to plastic, now that Mexico City has banned the use of plastic bags.
5 Apr 2020
A large number of Mexicans are forced to eke out a living as street vendors in Mexico City. The coronavirus outbreak has made their job even more precarious. Do they risk their lives to save their livelihood?
15 Dec 2019
The challenges facing Mexico City's first ever female mayor