Mexico's president may have been bluffing about his support for weed decriminalization
President Enrique Peña Nieto told the United Nations in April that he supported a “change of paradigm” in weed laws. He backed this with a proposal to the senate that his own, normally very disciplined, party has now blocked.
Life After Death in Juarez: Soccer Returns to a City Damaged by Narco Violence
Several years ago, economic and safety concerns doomed Ciudad Juárez's soccer team Los Indios. Now Juárez, once considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world, has a new team and renewed hope.
Mexico's Ruling Party Cries 'Witch Hunt' at Landmark Anti-Corruption Bill
The proposal aims to tackle the multitude of corruption scandals swirling around Mexico’s politicians by requiring public officials to upload documentary explanations of their assets, tax returns, and potential conflicts of interests.
How Kate Del Castillo Became the Rebel Celebrity Who Took Sean Penn to ‘Chapo’
The interview orchestrated by the Mexican actress raises tough questions for her career, her new tequila brand, and the whole business of narco pop media at large.
Mexico’s First Independent State Deputy Tries to Stay Different
The idealistic 25-year-old college graduate Pedro Kumamoto challenges the corrupt and jaded image of Mexican politicians. Now he’s under pressure to prove he can stay real.
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.