• 19 Jan 2019

    At least 66 people have been killed and more than 85 are missing following a pipeline explosion in central Mexico. It’s thought the blast occurred after the fuel line was ruptured by thieves. Dozens of people were scrambling to fill containers with the leaking oil when they were engulfed by a massive fireball. A warning…

  • 2 Jul 2018

    Another place that’s felt the cold wind of President Trump’s threatened trade wars is the US’s neighbour, Mexico. A new president has been elected there. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known by his initials as AMLO, is a populist. That’s where the similarities with his counterpart north of the border end. He’s a left winger who’s…

  • 1 Jul 2018

    Millions of Mexicans are voting today in local and presidential elections – with the left wing front runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hoping his third attempt to win power will succeed. He’s held a commanding lead in the polls – with voters angry over widespread crime and corruption, as well as the state of the…

  • 30 Jun 2018

    Mexicans are going to the polls tomorrow to vote for a new President: and the favourite to win is a left-wing populist who critics fear could plunge the country into economic chaos. But it is the shocking levels of violence – including the deaths of more than a hundred candidates – which has overshadowed every…

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Last week, this programme exposed how Cambridge Analytica claimed to have intervened – often secretly – in elections around the world. Now the secrets are unspooling. An undercover reporter for Channel 4 News posed as a fixer for a wealthy client hoping to get candidates elected in Sri Lanka. Last week, that country’s Prime Minister…

  • 21 Sep 2017

    Axel Molina lives in Mexico City and was caught up in the terrifying earthquake. He says ‘it’s a matter of time’ until his home falls apart.

  • 21 Sep 2017

    On the island of Puerto Rico three and a half million residents are without power after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island, bringing destruction and widespread flooding. Meanwhile on the tiny island of Dominica news is just coming through of 15 dead and 20 missing.

  • 21 Sep 2017

    In Mexico rescuers remain focused on freeing those trapped in buildings brought down by Tuesday’s earthquake. A 12-year-old girl is known to be alive but still pinned under the precarious remains of a collapsed school.

  • 24 Feb 2017

    What’s happening right now along that 1,900 mile border, to those who hoped to follow their American dream and escape to a new life? Guillermo Galdos has been out with the US border patrol and finding that the situation along the frontier may already be changing.

  • 25 Jan 2017

    There will be a wall along the Mexican border, with the planning work starting right now. And, Donald Trump declared today, Mexico will “absolutely” pay.

  • 8 Dec 2014

    DNA tests on charred human remains found in a rubbish tip in Mexico have confirmed that they are the remains of one of the 43 students who went missing 10 weeks ago.