Mexico is a North American federal republic. With a territory covering nearly two million square kilometers, it is the fifth largest American country.
Its population of approximately 120 million makes it the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. In Mexico, drug trafficking and the ongoing war between the various powerful cartels are major concerns. The drug war which started in 2006 has left tens of thousands of people dead. Recent DW content tagged "Mexico" is compiled on this page.
In the week that the US President began the process of overhauling the NAFTA trade accord, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has spoken in favor of free and fair trade. Germany is Mexico's main EU trading partner.
This week, we'll hear from people who've overcome all sorts of struggles in their lives: We meet a woman in Australia who was taken from her Aboriginal family decades ago and put in a foster home, a pastor with a criminal past who's helping kids survive in Mexico and women in Tanzania who marry other women to secure their future after their husbands have died. And: attacks on human rights.
Ciudad Juarez, on the border between Mexico and the US, was once dubbed the world's murder capital and it's estimated that over 10,000 orphans were left behind because of these murders. Meet Pastor Martin Nunez, who himself had a rough childhood and now tries to give these children the stability and warmth that he lacked when growing up.