Mary Beth Sheridan

Mexico City

Correspondent covering Mexico and Central America

Education: College of the Holy Cross, BA in English

Mary Beth Sheridan is a correspondent covering Mexico and Central America for The Washington Post. She came to The Post in 2001 after 11 years as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times. During her career, she has been based in Rome; Bogota, Colombia; and Mexico City. Her previous assignments for The Post include covering diplomacy, homeland security and immigration. She served as deputy foreign editor from 2016 to 2018.
Latest from Mary Beth Sheridan

Mexico arrested 2 cartel suspects. Thousands besieged a state capital.

The violence in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero state, was an unusually stark challenge by an organized criminal group to the government.

July 11, 2023

He’s leading Mexico’s probe of the Dirty War. Who’s spying on him?

Pegasus spyware has been detected in the phone of the government’s top investigator into the military’s Cold War-era abuses. Now Mexico’s president faces a defining moment.

June 3, 2023

Pegasus spyware reaches into Mexican president’s inner circle

The surveillance technology was found on the cellphones of officials investigating the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students and victims of the 20th-century “Dirty War” against a left-wing insurgency.

May 25, 2023

Attack on off-road vehicle event in Mexico leaves at least 10 dead

Some authorities attributed the bloodshed at the "Cachanillazo" ride to a fight between organized crime groups, but no group has claimed responsibility.

May 21, 2023

Anti-corruption newspaper shuts down after ‘press freedom hero’ jailed

José Rubén Zamora's newspaper, El Periódico, exposed corruption for 27 years. It's the latest victim in a wave of government repression in Central America.

May 15, 2023

Mexico faces humanitarian crisis as Biden migration policy kicks in

The desperation at a migrant camp in Matamoros, a half-mile from the U.S. border, underscored the questions swirling around Biden's new migration policy.

May 13, 2023

End of Title 42 pandemic border policy brings reset, but no sudden rush

The Title 42 border policy, used during the pandemic to quickly expel migrants who were in the United States illegally, expired Friday.

May 12, 2023

As fentanyl crisis grows, U.S.-Mexico divide deepens

Mexico's president denies the opioid is produced in his country. U.S. Republicans want to send troops across the border to attack the labs.

April 29, 2023

Mexican military accused of hindering probe of 43 missing students

International investigators claim the country's powerful military is blocking access to details that could be crucial in solving the students' disappearance.

March 31, 2023

Fatal fire, damning video put harsh focus on Mexico’s migrant centers

Catholic Church leaders, human rights groups, the opposition party and even government allies are demanding an end to abuses within the facilities.

March 29, 2023