Civilians killed in 'terror attack' in Burkina Faso, government reports
Migrants from Honduras and Salvador are stuck near the Suchiate river, a natural border between Mexico and Guatemala. Hundreds of them were pushed back yesterday with tear gas by the Mexican national guards.
US holds off on designating Mexican cartels as terrorist groups
Mexico had asked the US not to label cartels as terrorist groups due to concerns over sovereignty. The issue came to the fore after nine US-Mexican citizens were killed by cartel members in early November.
Mexico: 3 journalists killed in one week
Two reporters were gunned down, while a third was found dead in the trunk of a car. Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, with a majority of the murder cases going unsolved.
Mexico auctions seized jewels from criminals to help poor
Hundreds of jewels seized from drug gangs, organised crime and tax evaders were auctioned off as part of a "Robin Hood" program to use millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains to aid the poor.
Threatened journalists in Mexico
Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Reporter Dulcina Parra was kidnapped and barely escaped murder. She reports again and again on cases of corruption and the machinations of the powerful drug cartels.
'Good Samaritans should not be prosecuted for helping people'
Amnesty International's latest report from the US-Mexico border focuses on activists looking to assist would-be migrants. Its author Brian Griffey says some of the state's steps amount to "contempt for the rule of law."
Deal or no deal, US needs Mexicans
Trump has used tariffs as a stick to threaten the US's trading partners into submission, as in his spat with Mexico. But if the US cuts immigration from its southern neighbors, who will do the jobs Americans don't want?
Mexico sends 6,000 National Guardsmen to control migrants at Guatemalan border
As Mexico negotiates a tariff deal with its northern neighbor, the National Guard has been sent to stem the flow of migrants coming from Central America. The US is pressing for changes in asylum law.