The US recession and the swine flu outbreak have delivered a one-two punch to Mexico's sources of revenue, threatening gains against poverty made in the past two decades.
The arrest of a top drug cartel chief in Cancún comes a week after a deadly shootout killed 16 alleged cartel members and two soldiers in Acapulco.
First, corrupt police were targeted. Now, nearly 30 local officials in Michoacán have been arrested for alleged drug ties.
The US State Department has issued a new travel advisory warning of 'large firefights' across the country.
Increased demand for guacamole has helped make avocado exports a rare bright spot for Mexico in its free-trade saga with the US.
For the first time in 13 years, the flow of remittances to Mexico has fallen.
Drug-trafficking deaths have skyrocketed by more than 117 percent in 2008.
Tijuana's anticorruption police chief was fired and replaced with an Army officer Monday, following three days of drug-related violence that left 37 people dead.