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 imports tons of US pork. But with President Trump questioning free trade, the country expands its own capacities. Mexico's largest pork producer is doubling its sow count and has a lofty goal: to turn the import nation into a pork exporter in the long run.
Millions of illegal Mexican immigrants live in the USA. The only place they can at least see their relatives and friends from home is the "Friendship Park," located between San Diego and Tijuana. The US Border Patrol allows access to the park for a few hours per week. Families from the Mexican side in particular make regular pilgrimages to the border fence.
Donald Trump wants to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta, he says the US is getting a bad deal. For a long time, Mexico has been firmly against touching the agreement. But the stand-off seems to be over, Mexico has blinked first - signalling it's ready to talk. Because the continuing uncertainty is scaring away foreign investors.
The US is considering splitting children up from parents who are caught trying to enter the country illegally. Tens of thousands of families from Central America have been detained at the Mexican border in recent years.