A steep gas price hike has triggered five days of riots in Mexico
Chemical Plant Explosion Leaves 13 Workers Dead in Mexico
The explosion, apparently caused by an accidental leak, also injured 136 people and prompted the evacuation of around 2,000 people from villages near the plant.
VICE News and Reuters
Mexico Now Receives More Dollars From Migrants Than From Oil
While the Mexican government claims rising remittances represents a “competitive advantage” critics say it highlights the fundamental weakness of the domestic economy.
Mexico's President Has Dug Himself Into a Hole — And It's Going to Be Hard to Climb Back Out
He arrived in 2012 with promises of "Saving Mexico," but ever since, Peña Nieto has dropped in the polls and responded poorly to a string of embarrassing scandals.
Mexico Finally Opens Auction for Private Oil Exploration, But Gets Few Takers
Mexico's government for years touted the eventual opening up of its national oil industry to private money. But in its first gamble, it auctioned off only two out of 14 exploration fields, a disappointing result.
Gas Distribution Safety Questioned in Mexico After Fatal Hospital Explosion
Hundreds of people have been killed in accidents blamed on LPG or natural gas leaks in Mexico. But every day, countless Mexicans wake up to hearing a vendor call "Gaaaas!" as trucks distribute propane gas cylinders to fuel homes and businesses.
Andrea Noel and Melissa del Pozo
Market-Friendly Changes at Mexico's Top Technical School Spark Massive Protests
Reforms at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City prompted normally straight-laced students to take to the streets in huge numbers.
In Photos: A Massive Oil Spill Is Threatening Mexico's Third Largest City's Water Supply
This catastrophe comes in the wake of several other environmental disasters in the northern part of Mexico.
crime & drugs
A Mexican Journalist Is Murdered After Reporting a Fugitive Police Chief's Alleged Criminal Ties
His last article, published two days before his murder, was part of a series he had written in recent weeks on chupaductos — teams of cartel-linked bandits that steal fuel and oil.
Mexico Topples Oil Theft Ring, But Cartel Threat Lingers Over State Petroleum Company
Five people were arrested in connection with a criminal cell accused of stealing oil from pipelines owned by the state oil monopoly Pemex.
Cocaine & Crude
VICE founder Suroosh Alvi went to Mexico to meet the drug cartels that are stealing the country's oil.
Cocaine & Crude (Full Length)
We sent Suroosh Alvi to Mexico to meet the drug cartels that are now stealing the country's oil.