January 6, 2013 At a new school for midwives, students learn old arts, like massaging bellies, while also studying gynecology, obstetrics and nursing. Officials hope a new generation of professional midwives will help reduce the pressures on Mexican hospitals overwhelmed by births that, in the past, would have taken place at home.
December 22, 2012 Each Dec. 23, they descend upon Oaxaca's main plaza: giant root vegetables carved into human figures and other vivid forms. The Night of the Radishes is a major tourist draw these days, but it all started with Spanish missionaries in the 1500s. When a new religion and imported crops met indigenous woodcarvers, a novel art form was born.
October 9, 2012 This throws doubt on whether the military really killed Heriberto "El Lazca" Lazcano.
October 9, 2012 Heriberto Lazcano, "The Executioner," was reportedly killed Sunday in a battle with Mexican marines. Salvador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo, known as "Squirrel," was captured hours earlier.
September 28, 2012 Talk of a Tomato War is simmering, after the U.S. Commerce Department recommended ending an agreement on how fresh tomatoes grown in Mexico are sold in the United States. The issue could create an expanding trade conflict; Mexican officials have promised to retaliate.
September 10, 2012 Mexico's growing middle class is buying more stuff from the U.S.
July 2, 2012 After a 12-year absence, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is back in power with the election of Enrique Pena Nieto as president. He has promised the party won't return to its corrupt ways.
June 23, 2012 On Thursday, the Mexican Navy triumphantly presented a man they said was the son of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Today, both Mexican and U.S. authorities are pointing at each other for misidentifying the man that was captured.
June 20, 2012 These may look like simple landscape photos — but they are actually a study of the U.S.-Mexico border.
June 5, 2012 In the Zapotec culture of Oaxaca, there's a commonly accepted category of mixed gender — people called muxes. A photo essay blurs lines between gay and Catholic cultures there.
May 14, 2012 Early reports put the death toll from the latest drug violence at 49. But the numbers of victims may even higher. Mutilated bodies were dumped on a highway.
April 21, 2012 In a massive investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. silenced a vast bribery effort carried out by top executives of its Mexican subsidiary in order to build stores across the country.