A tale of two Mexicos 24 April 2008

North and south
Why can’t its stagnant southern states catch up with the rest of Mexico?

The Race to find the World’s Biggest Underwater Caves 15 April 2008

In the April 2008 issue of Discover magazine, I wrote a story about two explorers, one British and one German, who are among the world’s leading cave divers, and of how they found the connection between Sac Actun and Nohoch Nah Chich, in the Yucatan peninsula, finding what was at the time the world’s biggest underwater cave.

Mexico’s energy reform 10 April 2008

Felipe Calderón sends a modest plan to Congress, which girds for battle

The Return of AMLO 19 March 2008

The resurrection
The return of a former opponent adds to the president’s troubles

Mexico and human rights 14 February 2008

Big, expensive and weirdly spineless
A much-needed human-rights watchdog continues to disappoint

Mexico’s battle with drug gangs 31 January 2008

Marching as to war
Drug gangs ratchet up the violence in Mexico as judicial reform begins

Mexico and NAFTA 24 January 2008

Tariffs and tortillas
Trade is not to blame for the poverty of Mexican farmers

Pemex 19 December 2007

Running just to stand still
How to reform the flawed behemoth that is the world’s sixth-biggest oil producer

Higher education in Mexico 6 December 2007

A doctor takes charge
Big university, big scientific ambitions

Violence in Mexico 25 October 2007

A dangerous trade
Can a new law protect journalists?

Presidential Memoirs 4 October 2007

Reflections from the ranch
Vicente Fox remembers

Mexico’s economy 27 September 2007

Braced for contagion
More resilient but still exposed

Felipe Calderón passes some reforms 20 September 2007

Reforms at last
The president shows himself to be a successful dealmaker

Felipe Calderón’s presidency 13 September 2007

Mexico’s teetering president
Bombed pipelines and battles in Congress, but the reforms go on

Mexico and the United States 23 August 2007

Death in the desert
The impact of tighter border security

Education in Mexico 19 July 2007

“The teacher” holds back the pupils
Elba Esther Gordillo, an old-fashioned union boss, has a stranglehold over her country’s failing schools

AMLO refuses to give up 5 July 2007

Boring on
A bad loser’s tale

Felipe Calderón attempts energy reform 21 June 2007

Having his cake and eating it
Felipe Calderón unveils a bold fiscal reform package

Mexico’s War on Drugs 14 June 2007

State of siege
A government’s uphill struggle against drug trafficking and the violence it spawns

The Teevee 31 May 2007

Court TV
A different approach to regulating television