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.
Mayor Ygnacio Lopez had staged a hunger strike outside Mexico’s senate demanding help against gangs. Officials claim a car accident killed him, but others insist he was murdered like dozens of other Mexican mayors.
‘What a good thing that we can go out at night for dinner again,’ says a Juarez chef who’s returned from a drug war-imposed exile in Texas.
With their winning football team Jaguares, Mexico’s bad news city can’t lose.
Mexico’s onetime murder capital is making a spectacular, however tenuous, comeback. The rest of Mexico, and the world, should watch closely.
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Latin America's heavyweight champ is poised to add a 5 percent tax on junk food and soft drinks, and it has New York City's mayor to thank — or to blame.
Two out of five town halls remain threatened by organized crime, after dozens of mayors have been murdered or gone missing in more than six years of drug war.
'The death threats were absolutely real,' Spanish indie band said reportedly after ransom calls were made to their relatives in Spain.
Between Brazil's rage over US spying and Bolivia's fury over diverted flights, Latin American leaders have found plenty to gripe about this week.
A YouTube video attributed to the feared drug cartel trumpets the gangsters' aid efforts after two storms slammed Mexico from both sides.
Vigilantes elected US citizen Nestora Salgado their commander. She's one of many women taking up arms against crime in Mexico. Now she’s in jail and critics say her militia’s out of control.