The Mexican slow-down in life expectancy improvements coincides with an unprecedented rise in violence.
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.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to combine army, navy and Federal Police units in a new 150,000 strong national guard.
The election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico could bring about stable change in a country marked by violence and social polarization.
Mexico's presidential front-runner wants to end violence in Mexico by pardoning drug traffickers and corrupt officials. Some 235,000 people have died in the country's 11-year cartel war.
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A controversial law to officially engage Mexico's armed forces in fighting crime has human rights groups dismayed.
Los Pollos Hermanos is a chicken shop run by a drug lord in the TV series Better Call Saul. A pop-up version opens in Sydney today - and both ignore the savage reality of Mexico's drug wars.