Fresco depicting the healer María Sabina with her mushrooms.
Before being qualified as "magic", certain mushrooms were considered sacred by the ancient peoples of Mexico. We explore their history and relationship to Mesoamerican religion and medicine.
Trump isn’t the first to think a country can be full.
When President Trump declared the US full, little did he know he was wading into a centuries-old economic debate.
Thousands of women march on the occasion of International Women’s Day in Mexico City, March 8, 2019.
The backlash against sexual harassment and assault of women in Mexico was slow to get started, but thanks to a Twitter campaign, women in all professions are now beginning to speak out.
A man hugs his family before leaving for the U.S. border with a migrant caravan from San Salvador, El Salvador, Jan. 16, 2019.
Thousands of Central American migrants are trying to cross the U.S. southern border. One scholar followed their paths to find out why they make the dangerous, sometimes deadly, journey.
Nixon’s Operation Intercept in 1969 led to massive traffic jams.
Both presidents brought border traffic and trade to a standstill in hopes of changing Mexican policy in the drug war. And both failed to achieve their goals.
Advert for El Palacio de Hierro, a luxury shop in Mexico.
El Palacio de Hierro via YouTube
Mexican advertising often portrays that to be white is to be rich, while to be dark is to be poor.
The Mohave rattlesnake — poster child for venom variation among rattlesnakes.
The Mohave rattlesnake is famous for its variable venom – but the reasons behind that variation are not as straightforward as we thought.
A steel wall along the U.S. border near Tecate, California, cuts across Mount Cuchame, a site sacred to the Kumeyaay people.
The U.S-Mexico border runs through Native American territories. A wall would further divide these communities, separating children from schools, farmers from water and families from each other.
Central American migrants crossing Suchiate River on makeshift boats.
(Iván Francisco Porraz)
As migrant caravans become commonplace, life goes on along the frontera sur where tumultuous Central America and the poorest part of Mexico meet.
A soldier guards a fuel distribution centre in El Salto, Mexico.
Recent pipeline explosions have brought the problem of Mexico's black market for oil into tragic relief.
Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo in Roma.
While other Latin American countries like Argentina and Brazil led the way on reforming legal protections for domestic workers, Mexico looked the other way.
Soldiers burn cocaine and marijuana in southern Mexico.
The Mexican slow-down in life expectancy improvements coincides with an unprecedented rise in violence.
Donald Trump prepares to give the 2018 US State of the Union address.
Trump is not the first US president to talk about border security, but he is the only one to make it an "urgent national crisis". Here is a handy deconstruction of President Trump's rhetorical strategy.
López Obrader wants to cut salaries for all government workers in Mexico, including himself.
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
Mexico's new president has reduced his own salary and demanded that all federal workers
– including lawmakers and judges – take a massive pay cut, too. That may be illegal.
Central American asylum seekers paint murals on Casa Tochan, a refugee shelter in Mexico City.
A human rights researcher documents the stories of Central American migrants leaving behind endemic poverty and high homicide rates. In limbo in Mexico, many use art therapy to express their anxiety.
Roma: nominated for ten Oscars in 2019.
Curzon Artificial Eye
Mexico's booming film industry is revisiting its roots in the same desert in which it had its origins way back in 1914.
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador with the families of the 43 students who went missing in 2014 in Guerrero state. He has ordered a truth commission to investigate the unsolved disappearance.
President López Obrador campaigned on some outside-the-box ideas to 'pacify' Mexico after 12 years of extreme violence. But so far his government has emphasized traditional law-and-order policies.
An artist’s sketch of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán at a 2018 pretrial hearing in a Brooklyn Federal courthouse.
Elizabeth Williams via AP, File
With its tales of bloody violence, corruption, international trade and entrepreneurial innovation, Guzmán's trial offers a telenovela-style explainer on Mexican cartels and their American clients.
Trump meets with Schumer and Pelosi at the White House in December.
Trump, Schumer and Pelosi have fallen into a classic negotiation trap that often prevents deals from getting made, which has led to the shutdown stalemate.
One of 2018’s unforgettable images: Maria Meza and her twin daughters sprint from tear gas lobbed at the border wall between the U.S and Mexico in Tijuana, Nov. 25, 2018.
Reuters/Kim Kyung Hoon
The migrant caravan was one of the biggest international stories of 2018, a roving human drama that laid bare Central America's pain for all the world to see.