U.S. President Donald Trump offers Mexico military support to help defeat drug cartels, should his counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador request help, after nine American Mexican Mormon fundamentalists, including six children, are killed in an ambush by suspected cartel members in Sonora, northern Mexico.
Pope Francis's apostolic journey to Mexico is February 12 to 18. On the first full day in Mexico, the pope addresses political leaders at the National Palace, speaks to bishops at the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, and celebrates Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Mexican photojournalist Daniel Alejandro Martínez Bazaldúa is found dead in Saltillo, Coahuila, an area where Los Zetas drug cartel operates. With his death, Mexico consolidates itself as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, where more than 80 have been killed since 2000.