An indigenous environmental activist was killed in Mexico's south-central state of Morelos, three days ahead of a planned referendum on an energy development project that he opposed. Samir Flores Soberanes was a leader of the local Peoples in Defense of Land and Water Front and community radio station Amilzinko. He was slain by unknown gunmen in an attack at his home in the village of Amilcingo, Temoac municipality. He was a longtime figure in local opposition to the planned Huexca power plant and associated natural-gas pipeline, pushed by the government under the Morelos Integral Project. (Photo: Somos el Medio)
Mexican federal police and the military have taken over policing duties in Acapulco, after the entire municipal force was disarmed due to suspected co-optation by criminal gangs. But the federal forces are also accused of endemic corruption and brutality. The country's National Human Rights Commission just accused military troops in Puebla of extrajudicial executions of suspected fuel thieves in a bloody incident in Puebla that left 10 dead. Meanwhile, a new Internal Security Law vastly expands the powers of federal troops operating in a domestic security capacity against the drug trade, and frees them from public oversight. Mexico's left-populist president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador is scheduled to take office Dec. 1 amid an escalating human rights crisis in the country. (Map: CIA)
The Zapatista rebels in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas marked the anniversary of their 1994 New Years Day uprising by hosting a national activist gathering in their territory.
A group called the "Pagan Sect of the Mountain" claimed responsibility for improvised bomb attacks on Mexico City buses, in a communique filled with anti-civilization rhetoric.
Mexico's ruling coalition kept its slim majority in elections marred by violence and assassination of candidates. Striking teachers attempted to disrupt the vote, calling it a farce.
The US media continue to play down the crisis in Mexico, but investors and foreign leaders are starting to show concern as the protests continue to swell.
Militant protests over the killing of students from Ayotzinapa still haven't let up after two months. Is the government planning a crackdown?
Foreign investors remain "very excited with what's happening in Mexico" despite two notorious massacres so far this year. Mexicans see it differently: they continue to protest.
As the state experiences a social eruption over the killing and disappearance of student activists, a commission reports on the "dirty war" of an earlier era.
The number of mass graves found in Guerrero keeps swelling, as does anger at political violence and corruption across Mexico's political spectrum.
Student demonstrations swept Mexico to mark the anniversary of a 1968 massacre and to protest a new one, which left six dead and 43 missing.
From indigenous Mapuche in southern Chile to Mayan Muslims in southeastern Mexico, thousands of Latin Americans expressed solidarity with Palestinians under attack from Israel.