In the hills above town, farmers till a newly sprouted cornfield near San Miguel Cuevas, Mexico.
June 24, 2011 Once upon a time, photographer Matt Black heard a mysterious language that led him to ghost towns in remote Mexico.
The kindergarten kids got down on the floor as the shots were fired. Their teacher kept them singing.
May 31, 2011 Martha Rivera Alanis and her students had practiced for what to do in case of gunfire outside their school. And as she got her little people down on the floor, Rivera kept keep them from getting too scared by singing.
Last March, nine people were killed in a gang shootout in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, just as spring break was beginning for many U.S. schools.
March 2, 2011 It's March — and that means spring break is around the corner for many college students. But Texas officials are advising students to avoid going to Mexico, saying that drug violence there isn't isolated to border areas.
December 3, 2010 A 14-year-old boy suspected of acting as a drug-cartel assassin has been taken into custody by the Mexican government, according to an army official there.
October 27, 2010 Gunmen killed at least 13 people this morning at a car wash in Mexico's Pacific coast state of Nayarit. The attackers pulled up in three SUVs and opened fire on the employees in Tepic, the capital of Nayarit.
October 8, 2010 In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, NPR producer Felix Contreras interviews his father, a former migrant worker, about labor leader Cesar Chavez.
September 24, 2010 Prisciliano Rodriguez Salinas was the mayor of a small town outside of Monterrey. He is the tenth Mexican mayor to be killed by assassins so far this year. The Mexican military has pushed into the area, sparking huge firefights.
September 10, 2010 Deadly sea captains! Rampant pollution! And other stories economists tell on the first day of class.
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September 9, 2010 President Obama rejected Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comparison of Mexico to Colombia during the years when the South America was racked by drug and insurgent violence, with the government having lost control of swathes of the country.
August 31, 2010 Mexican police put alleged drug king Edgar Valdez Villarreal, aka, La Barbie, on display.
August 27, 2010 The State Department has banned its personnel posted to Monterrey from bringing their children. The move came after a shooting at the American Foundation School in Monterrey last week.
August 25, 2010 Grisly Find: 72 Bodies On Mexican Ranch
July 30, 2010 FAA downgraded Mexico's aviation system because of deficiencies with that nation's air regulators.
June 10, 2010 Mexican Teen's Shooting 'Extremely Regrettable': AG Holder
October 8, 2007 Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has a new memoir on his years as the leader of Mexico.
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