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.
Mexico's gangsters make bank extorting local businesses, but they couldn't shake down this doctor. He shot and killed the collectors. Now the gang's gunning for him.
The 11,000-barrel spill is no Deepwater Horizon-level disaster, but Peru and Brazil are on alert as crude oil flows into the Amazon.
Those freed included 20 minors and were mostly Central Americans believed to be headed to the United States.
Analysis: Much of Latin America has for years found in China a voracious trade partner. Mexico has found its fiercest competitor.
The county of Coalcoman, Michoacan became fed up with the cult-like Knights Templar gang's extorting, raping and killing. Here's what it took to stop it — for now.
They worship their leader "San Nazario" like a saint and claim they need extortion cash to protect the unprotected. But for many, this cult-like, meth-pushing gang is a menace to society.
It's the general's hour again in Mexico as the new president deploys troops in Michoacan, where gangsters are facing off against vigilante militias.
With a message of hope despite its brutal violence, Amat Escalante's “Heli” gets a standing ovation.
Business, Economics and Jobs
Mexican mega-mogul Carlos Slim just lost the world's richest man title to Bill Gates. Will President Enrique Peña Nieto's reform agenda whittle down other tycoons?