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.
This week, we meet activists in sub-Saharan Africa who are trying to change entrenched cultural beliefs surrounding female genital mutilation, and find out how motorbike ambulances are saving lives in remote Indian villages. We'll also hear from victims of Mexico's drug war who are campaigning for peace amid ongoing violence.
Around 300,000 people have lost their lives since Mexico's drug war started in 2006, and the death toll is continuing to rise. The violence has prompted victims' movements to rise up and call for accountability from their government.