Latest from Mary Beth Sheridan

Facing stunning levels of deaths, U.S. and Mexico revamp strained security cooperation

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has repeatedly criticized the Merida Intitiative, saying it promoted an ineffective “war on drugs." But the longtime leftist saw few possibilities to renegotiate it with former president Donald Trump.
  • Oct 8, 2021

New U.S. ambassador to Mexico, veteran of immigration debate, arrives amid border surge

When Ken Salazar was in the U.S. Senate, he believed the U.S. was nearing a solution to its long political impasse over immigration. Now he’ll tackle the issue from the other side of the border.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Mexico’s bold break with machismo: Congress is now half female, and gender parity is the law

The country is emerging as one of the world’s leaders in equal representation — and far outpacing the United States. The impact on women’s lives is less clear.
  • Sep 9, 2021

Mexicans clean up after powerful earthquake rattles Acapulco and Mexico City

Authorities restored power and swept rubble from streets after an earthquake near Acapulco that rocked buildings as far away as Mexico City.
  • Sep 8, 2021

Mexico decriminalizes abortion, a dramatic step in world’s second-biggest Catholic country

Abortion won’t instantly become widely available, but the ruling will “outline a route, a criteria” for states to change their laws, one former judge said, while freeing women who have been jailed for seeking the procedure.
  • Sep 7, 2021

For U.S. and Mexico, awkward first steps to restart Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’

Federal courts have ordered Biden to restore his predecessor's controversial policy ‘in good faith,’ but neither country appears to have much enthusiasm for it.
  • Aug 31, 2021

Death toll in Haiti earthquake jumps past 1,900

Some areas saw 15 inches of rain, causing flooding and mudslides that hindered relief efforts.
  • Aug 17, 2021

Aid workers scramble to save Haiti earthquake victims as Grace regains tropical storm status

Rescue workers and doctors with little equipment worked feverishly to save victims of the deadly earthquake that has killed more than 1,400 people.
  • Aug 17, 2021

Mexico sues U.S.-based gunmakers over flow of arms across border

The suit claims lax controls are fueling arms trafficking and violence. But experts see major challenges to winning in court.
  • Aug 4, 2021

Mexico declares $3 billion U.S. security deal ‘dead,’ seeks revamp

The Merida initiative has failed to reduce drug trafficking, addiction or violence. Mexican officials are calling for an overhaul.
  • Jul 29, 2021