mexican politics

A project to decongest Mexico City by moving government agencies to smaller cities has provoked mixed reactions – not least from workers facing relocation.

‘There’s no other option’: the radical plan to move Mexico’s government

WELLSPRING OF WEALTH: Mexico’s drug gangs increasingly extort workers at refineries, like this facility in Salamanca, for information on fuel deliveries and pipeline shipments. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Drug gangs pressure refinery workers to tap the lifeblood of Mexico’s oil industry. One former worker fled the country. One former gang member helps authorities understand the racket.