Gang violence is one reason why so many unaccompanied minors say they're fleeing their home countries and crossing the Mexican border into the US. But Leslie Vélez of the UNHCR says when we think of those gangs, we shouldn't envision something as tame as the Bloods and Crips.
Undocumented minors are trekking across the US-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers. Forensic social worker Susan Cruz tries to help the kids once they get here. She says the exodus is being driven by crime and violence that is all but unchecked in the children's home countries.
Five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison were recently released in exchange for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. But there are still 150 men at the prison and Pardiss Kebriaei, a lawyer representing two Gitmo detainees, says her clients' path to release might still be a long one.
Sancocho is a bowl of stew that you might eat at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or even if you’re nursing a hangover. Food writer Steve Dolinsky describes his first taste of what can rightly lay claim to being Panama's national dish.
Dozens are dead and as much as two-thirds of the country has been affected as Mexico has been battered by a series of tropical storms this week. Host Aaron Schachter gets the latest from reporter Jennifer Collins in Mexico City.
First-trimester abortions were decriminalized in Mexico City six years ago. Anti-abortion activists launched a counter-offensive across Mexico. Investigative journalist Kathryn Joyce has traveled to Mexico City to look at the abortion wars there.
Many Mexican families are tuned into news from Washington and whether Congress will change immigration laws. From the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports from Mexico about families hoping for long-awaited reunions.
Chef Pati Jinich is the author of "Pati's Mexican Table." Born and raised in Mexico City, she travels extensively in Mexico for her writing and her PBS show (also called Pati's Mexican Table). We asked her for her recommendations.
Like their neighbors in Mexico, many Central Americans head to the United States for better opportunities. They come from impoverished towns, some rife with gang violence and high crime rates. But on their journey north, hundreds of these migrants become targets for gangs, organized crime and even police.
In the new book, "Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era" authors Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts dive into a world of anti-aging clinics, a bond between superstars and a medical school dropout, and a covert police force run by Major League Baseball.
The World's Lorne Matalon reports that Cubans who flee their island for the United States are trying a new route: through Mexico, and Mexican authorities fear a mass exodus of Cubans coming through in coming years.
We were looking for Jamaica's largest city -- which also has the distinction of being the largest English-speaking city in the Americas south of the United States. The answer is Kingston. The World's Marco Werman tells about the recent restoration of an old Jewish cemetery in Kingston.
The World's Lisa Mullins speaks with Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, about the floods in Haiti and their aftermath. Doctor Farmer has been providing care to people in central Haiti for more than 20 years.
For today's Geo Quiz we wanted to know how many miles it is from Guantanamo to Havana, Cuba. The answer is 500 miles. American Richard Fleming knows that personally. He walked from one end of Cuba to the other and chronicled the experience in his new book, "Walking to Guant-namo." Anchor Katy Clark speaks with him. And for our Global Hit we feature the music of the late Cuban musician Polo Montañez.
The Geo Quiz takes us to Haiti this time, where an unusual event is taking place. It's a combination flashmob, religious pilgrimage, and parade, called Kita Nago, but what exactly is this Kita Nago? And where is it going?
The boarder's a no man's land patrolled by border guards. But on weekends, it becomes a place where families separated by immigration status can come to spend time together, albeit on opposite sides of a fence.
Reporter Betto Arcos looks back at Rigo Tovar, a big pop music figure in Mexico in the 1970s and 80s. Betto used to listen to his music and was invited to write a personal essay for a newly published book on Rigo Tovar called "Rigo es Amor."