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.
Mexico City is notorious for traffic congestion and high levels of smog and noise pollution. One effort to tackle this problem involves electric scooters. Econduce is a privately-run pioneer scooter sharing scheme. It was the first scheme of this sort in Latin America, and is one of a select few worldwide. Since its launch, it has grown quickly. But can it really help fix the city's problems?