Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s announcement Thursday that he will send a bill to the Senate legalizing medical uses of marijuana and increasing the amount an individual may possess, is a dramatic turnaround and may be a response to public support for medical marijuana, analysts said.
April 22, 2016, 12:14 AM EDT
April 14, 2016, 10:11 PM EDT
As cheap Mexican heroin fuels an increase in addiction in the U.S., the Mexican government does not know how much opium is cultivated within the country’s borders even as production surges, according to investigators and a U.N. official.
April 7, 2016, 10:38 PM EDT
As Mexico City takes unprecedented measures to battle the worst air pollution seen in more than a decade, experts warn that the government’s continued failure to update diesel emissions standards will result in 55,000 premature deaths by 2037.
March 30, 2016, 5:29 PM EDT
Lawlessness, tax evasion, declining incomes, and a lack of open and free markets are pushing more Mexicans into poverty, according to a recent study and the Mexican affiliate of the international anti-poverty confederation OXFAM.
March 25, 2016, 1:28 AM EDT
Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex is in “dire” straits as it staggers under the collapse of oil prices, billions in debt, a bloated payroll and more than a decade of declining oil production, experts say.
March 16, 2016, 10:17 PM EDT
A Mexican drug cartel’s brazen decision to use street flyers to recruit new members in central Mexico may in part be the result of a local labor pool decimated by young men who leave the country to look for work in the U.S., according to one analyst.
March 10, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the southwest border Mexico would decrease delicate bilateral border security cooperation, set off a new drug war in Mexico, and ultimately increase crime and violence along the frontier, in the view of two security analysts.