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.
Police in Mexico say the sons of jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind a grenade attack that killed five soldiers in the country's north. They believe the ambush aimed to free a captured suspect.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk says manned missions to Mars could begin within the next decade. He outlined his vision for a human colony on the Red Planet at an astronautical conference in Mexico. He estimated the current cost to send someone to Mars at about $10 billion.