Dudley Althaus was GlobalPost's senior correspondent for Mexico and Central America, based in Mexico City. Althaus has reported on Mexico and Latin America, mostly for Texas newspapers, for nearly all his three decades as a journalist. He's covered everything from drug war mayhem and political intrigue to environmental threats and energy industry investment. At a time when politicos and pundits are lauding "Mexico's moment," Althaus' coverage is infused with his deep experience.
Many say armed self-defense groups are filling a vacuum left by a near-absent government, becoming Mexico's next big security challenge.
Officials claim the radioactive material is cleaned up and all are safe, bringing a nine-day saga to a close. Many locals aren’t buying it.
Medical exams found no contamination in local police. But reports emerged Friday that two people are seeking treatment for radiation symptoms.
‘We think these were common thieves. The danger is they have no idea what they're dealing with,’ a government official said of the stolen cobalt-60.
Another presidential candidate has won on a police state platform in a country with alarming violent crime.
Analysis: Barack Obama’s top officials found a window in a busy foreign agenda for an uneasy neighbor, vowing to drop the old ‘America’s backyard’ talk and work as peers.
Police have arrested two suspects in the slaughter of eight family members, including very young children, allegedly over a $120 gambling debt.
Officials are pulling corpses from one clandestine grave in the fading tourist spot Acapulco and another near a popular US and Canadian retiree town in Lake Chapala.
In Michoacan’s meth heartland, a drug gang has gone medieval, militias are up in arms, and the government has put boots on the ground. Didn’t Mexico see this coming?
The bishops have had it with drug gangs terrorizing their flock. Now they’re finally speaking out.