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Conflict & Justice

New York City's hijacked hashtag launches a global conversation on police brutality

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When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.

Arts, Culture & Media

If you like enchiladas con mole, give thanks to Mexico’s convent kitchens

Barbara Sibley is the chef and owner of La Palapa Cocina Mexicana in New York, but she was born and raised in Mexico. Her parents were expatriate Americans who fell in love with Mexico and decided to stay. At college, Sibley studied anthropology. And maybe that's why she's so interested in the roots of modern Mexican cuisine, and especially the role played by Mexican convents in creating that cuisine.

Mexico battles drug traffickers

The World's Lorne Matalon reports that Mexico is struggling in its war on drug traffickers as violence along the border continues to escalate and recently a private intelligence report questioned whether Mexico is "on the road to becoming a failed state."

Arts, Culture & Media

Danger for Mexican journalists

Mexican lawmakers recently passed a bill that says it's a federal offense to threaten or murder a journalist. That says a lot about how dangerous it is for journalists to cover issues like corruption and drug-trafficking in Mexico. The World's Lorne Matalon reports.

Global Politics

Mexican towns suffer from drug war

In Mexico, the bloody battle to defeat the country's powerful drug cartels is reeking havoc on formerly tranquil towns. This is the case in Camargo, Chihuahua � Monica Ortiz Uribe visited the town six hours south of the Texas border.