Mexico's opium poppy farmers are fed up with the job's dangers
Opium farmers in the state of Guerrero are starting to complain loudly about toxic fumigation, cartel violence, and poverty. The new activism comes amid tentative political moves towards legalization.
Some Mexicans Have Been Living in Limbo for Years After Fleeing Cartel Violence
The residents of Santa María Sur, in the violence-torn state of Guerrero, fled their tiny village in the middle of the night when warring cartels demanded they join the fight. Today they are living in a scruffy hotel, with little hope of returning home.
Drug Cartels Are Taking Over the Tortilla Business in Mexico
The tortilla industry in the beleaguered state of Guerrero is under attack from local cartels that are kidnapping and killing business owners and workers, as well as using tortilla shops as drug distribution points and lookout posts.
Ayotzinapa: A Timeline of the Mass Disappearance That Has Shaken Mexico
VICE News has closely followed the case of 43 missing teaching students in Mexico's Guerrero state. To help readers unfamiliar with this story, here is what we know so far.
Mexico’s Military Says One of the Missing 43 Students Was an Active Soldier
Almost nine months since the Ayotzinapa disappearances, parents said Thursday they knew of no missing young man who was a soldier. They called the army's statements a strategy at dividing them.
Mexican Teachers Burn Ballots in Spreading Protests Ahead of Elections
Mexico's largest dissident teachers union CNTE carried out attacks against electoral offices in five states. A strike in Oaxaca is affecting 1 million students, as federal officials bowed to a demand on education reform.
At Least 13 Missing As Another Mass Disappearance Develops in Guerrero, Mexico
With the case of the 43 missing students still looming over the state, Guerrero officials now say another probably mass disappearance took place after unknown men entered a town to 'free' it from a drug gang.
Displaced by Drug Violence in Mexico — and Ready to Vote?
Scores of families have fled their homes in Guerrero, becoming "internally displaced" in the violent conflict over the state's poppy trade. But officials say the midterm summer elections will still go on.
Guerrero, a State Without a Governor, Sees More Protests on Anniversary of Missing 43
The state congress was in session on Monday to appoint a governor, while parents and fellow classmates of the missing 43 students demonstrated to mark seven months since the disappearances.
Mayoral Candidate Is Beheaded in Guerrero Ahead of Mexico's Local Elections Season
Aide Nava Gonzalez, 42, had been married to a previous mayor of Ahuacuotzingo — who was also killed on the same highway where she disappeared last Sunday. Elections are scheduled for June 7.
The Executioners: What the Government Hasn’t Revealed About the Mexico Student Massacre
Cartel members interrogated by authorities claim dozens of people — more than authorities admit — were attacked and killed because the cartel believed a rival gang was attempting to enter Iguala.
Mexican Federal Police Clash with Protesters Before Concert for Missing Students
Federal officers attempted to prevent the Ayotzinapa students from setting up for a solidarity concert on Sunday, sparking clashes that left 22 people injured, including two parents of the missing.