Last December, Uruguay became the first country to regulate the sale and production of marijuana, from seed to smoke. Now, people who were growing pot illegally are preparing to start legitimate businesses.
Renata Teodoro was brought to the US as a toddler. Many years later, her family decided to return to their native Brazil after some of them faced deportation. But Renata stayed and now benefits from a program that protects some young immigrants from deportation. It even gave her the freedom to travel to Brazil to see her family again.
Valeria Fernandez is an Arizona-based reporter who covers immigration along the US-Mexico border. Last week, she interrupted her vacation to go to the Italian island of Lampedusa, where hundreds of African migrants drowned in a shipwreck.
A federal government program was introduced in 2000 to provide special visas for undocumented immigrants who are victims of crimes. But in order to receive the visa, immigrants need to be certified as having been victims of crimes and been cooperative with authorities. And in Maricopa County, that's become increasingly difficult.