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.
The US and Canada have agreed to a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Argreement. The new name: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Canada had risked being frozen out of a deal reached in August between the US and Mexico to update NAFTA, but 11th-hour talks between Ottawa and Washington resulted in all three members joining the new version of the trade pact.