Leaf rust is eating away at coffee trees in Central and South America. Hundreds of thousands of people are out of work because of it. Now, an unlikely coalition of American coffee chains, coffee shops and bankers are coming to the rescue.
Tens of thousands of young Central Americans crossed the US-Mexico border this year, many fleeing violence. Now they must navigate the US asylum system to try and stay here legally, but the system is being overwhelmed by the huge numbers of children.
Unaccompanied minors continue to stream across the US-Mexico border, fleeing violence, and they are being held at detention centers. In the US, a debate is raging over whether this is a humanitarian issue about taking care of needy children or a border security and immigration problem to be solved.
The wildly popular tweet was aimed at a nation that stigmatized all Africans during the Ebola outbreak. While the US government recommends all its citizens get inoculations, including one for measles, many states allow exemptions for personal or philosophical concerns. Immigrants, however, don't enjoy that choice.
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.
Guatemala doesn’t have a recent history of mass public demonstration, but that’s changing thanks to the rise of new, more connected generation, and a massive corruption scandal that has rocked the government.
A group of rural Guatemalans want justice for what they say are the misdeeds of a Canadian mining company. Fearing they won't get it in their own country, they've traveled to Toronto to try and get it.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with geo-scientist Timothy Bechtel, about the massive sinkhole that swallowed an intersection and a three-story factory in Guatemala as the country was hit by Tropical Storm Agatha.
An abandoned Mayan city in northern Guatemala is the subject of today's geo-quiz. Its name is derived from the millions of bats that live there. Aaron Schachter learns more about the city and its bats, from Brown University archaeologist, Stephen Houston.