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.
This story takes us to the banks of the Rio Grande river in South Texas. It's where a cat-and-mouse game plays out every night between migrants crossing into the US illegally and the Border Patrol. That game is intensifying.
Baseball fans in Japan have a new home run king. He's Wladimir Balentien, who hit his 56th and 57th home runs of the season Sunday. The 29-year-old Belentien currently plays for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. But here's what we want to know: where is he from?
After more than a decade of touring and releasing a couple albums of traditional music, the Mexican roots ensemble Chéjere has found their own sound. They make music that helps people cope with the climate of despair.
With thousands sitting behind bars in America's immigration detention centers, some immigrant advocates, including many undocumented immigrants, are reaching out, setting up formal, and informal, visitation programs.
For more than two weeks, demonstrations by teachers have caused traffic chaos across Mexico. They're protesting a new law requiring performance evaluations for teachers. Supporters see the law as an attempt to break the power of labor unions.
Mexican investigative journalist Anabel Hernández has looked inside her country's drug war. She talks with Marco Werman about the threats on her life, and the new English translation of her book, "Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers."
Does the idea of a world without Twinkies horrify you? Hostess, the company that makes the snack treat, may be going under. However, there's a Mexican company that would like to offer some alternatives...
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.
Marco Werman talks with author Andrea Stuart, about her complicated family history. Stuart is descended from British settlers who went to Barbados in the 17th century, and from the slaves who worked on their sugar plantations.
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.
For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for an island off that's part of the Galapagos chain and named after a saint. The answer is San Cristobal or St. Christopher in English. San Cristobal is part of Ecuador. And it's home to three wind turbines that the government of Ecuador will help power the Galapagos Islands with 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2015. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Jim Tolan, the engineer in charge of the project.
Ersi Arvizu boxed, sang, and sometimes boxed and sang in the same venue. She gave both up for a while. But now she's singing again... thanks in part to Ry Cooder. Anchor Marco Werman has today's Global Hit.
Puerto Rico is proud of its reputation as a racially diverse island, but a new report challenges the notion of racial harmony in Puerto Rico. Phillip Martin has the latest of his reports on color around the globe.
At least 1,000 people have been killed in Ciudad Juarez, just south of El Paso, in drug gang battles just this year. Houston Chronicle reporter Dudley Althaus has been reporting on the violence and tells Lisa Mullins that this year's crime level is unprecedented.
Ethiopia has a small slice of the Caribbean in it. 60 years ago, Emperor Haile Selassie set aside 500 acres for western Blacks who wanted to return to Africa. Hundreds of Rastafarians have taken up the offer but they haven't always been welcome.
Across Central America, large numbers of men are dying from kidney disease. The cause is unknown, but a growing body of evidence suggests that hard manual labor -- especially in the region's sugarcane fields -- is partly to blame.
Amaranth virtually disappeared after the Spanish banned it because of its use in Aztec human sacrifice rituals. Now there are efforts to bring it back as a staple, for its both superior nutritional qualities and its resistance to a changing climate.
Haitians are the spokespeople for a new ad campaign getting lots of YouTube hits this month. The video features Haitians reading tweets from the hashtag #FirstWorldProblems as they stand by the rubble of their former homes and neighborhoods.
Erin Curtiss is an American midwife who volunteered in Haiti. She wanted to help tackle the country's high mortality rate among pregnant women, but she discovered that solving the problem will require more than just midwives. Jenny Asarnow reports.