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.
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.
Reporter Jill Replogle, of the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, follows up with a family from Iraq who moved to San Diego as refugees six months ago. Now, Replogle finds that some members of the family are struggling to adjust to their new life.
George Packer, the author of "The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq," sees multiple problems with the diplomatic effort to destroy Syria's chemical weapons. Packer talks with anchor Marco Werman about the connections between September 11th, Iraq and Syria.
The Israeli parliament is considering a law that would criminalize the use of the word 'Nazi' in most cases. It turns out that some Israeli Jews use references to Nazis and the Holocaust as insults directed at their own fellow Jews.
The business model of insurgents in Afghanistan and the business model of gangs in the inner city in the united states is the same. It's the same business model and I know counter insurgency can work if properly applied.
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.
If an immigration bill in the Senate becomes law, millions of people will need to learn English to become permanent US residents. That can be hard, but in California there's a program that gives immigrant janitors an opportunity to learn English at work.
Efforts to make better use of food resources growing within the city are taking root in Seattle. It's part of a movement to bring urban foraging from the margins to the mainstream as a hedge against food insecurity and climate change.
It may come as a surprise to know that many undocumented immigrants also pay taxes. But anxiety is building as a pathway to citizenship may require paying years of back taxes. Feet in Two Worlds reporter Aurora Almendral has this story.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Rome. These days, the walls of the ancient city are covered with graffiti and city officials have been fighting back. One American expatriate is also doing her part to help the effort. Megan Williams has the story.
Brazil is among the latest countries in Latin America to create a truth commission to investigate abuses during the country's military dictatorship. But as John Otis reports, there's little confidence in Brazil that the truth commission will do much good.
Costa Rica, a tropical country known for its national parks and ecotourism, has taken a step to protect its environment. But in this environmentally conscious nation, a new ban on hunting faces obstacles.
A recent uptick in fighting between the Myanmar military and Kachin Independence Army has brought long-simmering tensions back to the surface, and highlights how much work remains to be done as the country tries to shed its militarized past.
Hopes that US and Taliban officials might begin peace talks Thursday came to nothing, following a diplomatic breakdown between Washington and Kabul over the nature of the Taliban's new office in Doha, Qatar.