A Visit to One of Mexico's Most Notorious Abandoned Hospitals
Like so many other abandoned hospitals, the Hospital Naturista in Tamaulipas is said to be haunted by the ghost of a deranged—but very stylish—nurse.
José Luis Martínez Limón
crime & drugs
Taking down Zetas cartel leaders has triggered more violence in Mexico
When the government eliminated the bosses of one of the bloodiest cartels, those who were left began fighting — and civilians are paying a high price in blood.
My seven years as a sex slave in Mexican drug cartels
Central American women are regularly kidnapped by Mexican gangs to work in brothels and serve drug lords. Most never make it out. One did, and this is her story.
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.
Mexican Soccer Player Alan Pulido Is Rescued After Kidnapping
The authorities say that the carelessness of his kidnappers allowed the Olympiakos player to make a phone call to the police shortly after he was abducted in his violence-torn home state of Tamaulipas.
Two US Citizens Kidnapped a Texas Man and Took Him to Mexico
The victim was abducted in McAllen on May 12 and rescued when Mexican police at a checkpoint discovered him in the trunk of a vehicle driven by his alleged kidnappers.
Spain’s Arrest of an Allegedly Corrupt Mexican Governor Highlights Impunity in Mexico
Humberto Moreira is due to appear in a Madrid court on Friday following his arrest in an investigation into money laundering that reportedly also includes evidence that he was working for the Zetas cartel.
Mexican Journalists Are Still Being Killed Despite Promises of Protection
Up to eight journalists have been killed in Mexico this year, even though the dangers to the local media have been attracting international attention for years and prompted multiple promises from the government to act.
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.
Mexican Soldiers Kill a Kidnapping Victim, Then Label Him a Cartel Hitman to Cover it Up
Jorge Parral Rabadan beat out 1,000 applicants for a job running a Mexican border bridge with Texas. He denounced rising insecurity at his post until he was kidnapped, taken to a ranch, and killed by point-blank gunfire from the Mexican military.
22 Dead After Another Violent Weekend Strikes Eastern States in Mexico
Nine gunmen were killed in a shootout with Tamaulipas state police and 13 people were killed or found dead in 36 hours in Veracruz.
Mexico Is Hacking Team’s Biggest Paying Client — By Far
Since Sunday's leak, documents reveal that Mexico is by the far the Italian's company biggest client, paying $6.3 million for software that digital rights advocates say are illegal under Mexican law and could harm citizens' privacy.
Daniel Hernandez and Gabriela Gorbea