This Ancient Mayan Ceremonial Liquor Is Finding Its Way to a Bar Near You

Pox, a moonshine-like liquor used for Tzotzil Maya ceremonies for centuries, is finally making commercial inroads. Why now?


Five families massacred in two weeks as Mexico's murder rate surges

With the number of homicides across the country at their highest since 2012, this weekend’s victims included two mayors gunned down.


How a French woman became a Colombian rebel

Natalie Mistral joined Colombia's biggest rebel group, the FARC, in 2001. VICE News recently talked to the 42-year-old guerrilla fighter about her life, now that the group's leaders are poised to sign a peace deal ending 50 years of conflict.


Mexican Indigenous Protests Shine a Spotlight on the Damage Done by Canadian Mines

Protesters from six states have converged on Mexico City to demand new laws to protect their rights.


Pope Francis Tells Mexico’s Indigenous Peoples: 'Sorry Brothers'

The Pope apologized for centuries of discrimination during a trip to the state of Chiapas, home to the Zapatista rebellion, at the same time as he said indigenous communities today have much to teach the world in the face of global environmental crisis.


What It’s Like to Be a Priest in the Trouble Spots the Pope is Visiting in Mexico

The Pope is heading for Chiapas, Michoacán, and Ciudad Juárez. Local priests talk about working in places where indigenous traditions mean chickens are sacrificed in church, poor farmers ask if it's ok to grow drugs, and where cartels rule.


The Pope is Planning to Visit Very Troubled Parts of Mexico

Government and church sources have indicated the pope will visit past and current drug war hotspots Ciudad Juarez and Michoacán state, as well as the poverty-stricken state of Chiapas where Central American migrants are facing a government crackdown.


From London to a Football Field, Protests Spread Against 'Genocide in Mexico'

Protests sparked by the killing of a news photographer in Mexico City have spread to London, Madrid, and several Mexican states, as journalists called for an end to violence and censorship against their work.


Wife of Conservative Ex-Leader of Mexico Says She’s Running for President in 2018

Margarita Zavala's unexpected announcement came one week after a midterm election in which the National Action Party suffered its worst showing at Mexico's polls since 1991.


Mexican Voters Say ‘None of Them Can Make a Real Change’ As Some Burn Ballots

Protesters burned ballots and attacked polling places in Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. Exit polls were suggesting tight races in key state governor races, including Nuevo Leon, where indie candidate "El Bronco" was pulling ahead.


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.


Mexico Halts Vaccinations Nationwide After Two Infants Die in Chiapas

Authorities are investigating what caused more than 30 children to enter a long stupor after receiving three different vaccinations. Two died and six children in the Chiapas case remain in grave condition.