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Past articles by David:

Women win Mexican primaries; one is likely to be first female president

It’s not quite Barbie Land, but Mexico has become a world leader in gender parity in government. → Read More

‘We only have a pen’: fury as fourth journalist killed in Mexico this year

Roberto Toledo was shot dead by three gunmen in a carpark in Zitácuaro, where he reported for a local news outlet → Read More

Two Canadians killed after tourists shot at Mexican beach resort hotel

Gunman shoots three Canadians in Playa del Carmen, with foreigners again caught up in drug cartel violence → Read More

Mexicans pay tribute to Vicente Fernández, icon of ranchera music

Family, friends and fellow musicians pay their final respects to the man known as ‘El Rey’ (the King) following his death at age 81 → Read More

Remain in Mexico: migrants face deadly peril as Biden restores Trump policy

The US has struck a deal with Mexico to make asylum seekers wait south side of the border while their applications are processed → Read More

Gangsters use vehicles to ram into Mexico prison and free nine inmates

The armed group broke into the jail in Tula and opened fire, injuring a guard and a police officer → Read More

Mexican environmental campaigner missing after attack on villagers

Irma Galindo Barrios, a member of the Mixtec people, was defending indigenous lands from illegal logging → Read More

Two Cancúns collide as masked gunmen storm Yucatán beach

The assault sent vacationers scurrying and raises fears that drug cartel rivalries could doom a lucrative tourist industry → Read More

Cancún tourists rush to shelter as armed gang reportedly storm luxury hotel

Two people killed at Hyatt Ziva in Puerto Morelos in what state officials said was confrontation between drug dealers → Read More

Two more Mexican journalists killed as reporters condemn worsening violence

Veteran reporter Fredy López Arévalo shot and killed inside his home while photojournalist Alfredo Cardoso taken by masked gunmen → Read More

Amlo ridiculed for saying Mexico’s feminist movement began two years ago

Backlash after Mexican president bizarrely claims movement had been formed to oppose his administration → Read More

Prosecutors in Mexico seeking arrest warrants for more than 30 scientists

Scientific community is outraged, saying charges of organised crime are an attempt by Mexico’s president to silence them → Read More

Ten women and girls killed every day in Mexico, Amnesty report says

Families often left to do their investigations into killings amid widespread indifference by authorities, report claims → Read More

Mexico activists celebrate abortion ruling as a sign of culture change

Justices decision to decriminalise abortion was based on human rights arguments and will mean fewer criminal investigations → Read More

Mexico’s supreme court strikes down state abortion law and declares criminal penalties unconstitutional

Court orders Coahuila to remove sanctions for abortion from criminal code, clearing a path to decriminalisation across Mexico → Read More

‘A focus on quality’: Mexico’s wine industry bears fruit in revival of tradition

Vineyards are blooming in the desert of Coahuila state, but vintners must make do with increasingly scarce water → Read More

Don’t call us traitors: descendants of Cortés’s allies defend role in toppling Aztec empire

On the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest, people from Mexico’s smallest state Tlaxcala say their ancestors were liberators → Read More

Mexico sues US gunmakers in unprecedented bid to stop weapons crossing border

Country seeking up to $10bn damages in Massachusetts lawsuit as foreign minister says ‘we’re going to litigate, and we’re going to win at trial’ → Read More

Miss Mexico 2021 organisers press ahead with pageant despite Covid surge among contestants

Some women had coughs or a fever but were reportedly told ‘not to complain’ → Read More

Mexico’s high court strikes down laws that ban use of recreational marijuana

Adults will be able to apply for permits to grow and consume cannabis after decision that moves country toward legalisation → Read More