Some Americans blame President Obama for the flood of Central American children who have crossed into the US this year. They believe his policy sends a message of leniency that is attracting them. But a reporter who just returned from Guatemala and El Salvador says most are simply fleeing violence, and don't have any clue about US policy.
Guatemala halted international adoptions years ago, because the process had become so corrupted. But there are still a lot of unanswered questions about adoptions that went through in the past, and about one highly controversial case in particular.
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.
The political narrative in Washington these days has been who's to blame for the crush of migrants crossing the border to the US. But a reporter who went to Central America says it has very little to do with US policies, and much more to do with crime and realities in those countries.
Growing up in a secluded village on the Honduran coast, Aurelio Martinez received most of his musical education from his mother. Now, the musician from a minority culture called the Garifuna is going back to those roots on his latest album "Landini," while also fighting for the rights of his people.
It's partly nostalgia for the type of weapon that safeguarded him in Vietnam, says Luis Quiñonez, a 64-year-old former Marine. Still, the NRA member is not a fan of some of the issues advocated by the NRA.
Marc Silver's first feature film, "Who is Dayani Cristal," raised a lot of eyebrows and a lot of support for the Missing Migrant Project, a group that connects families with the bodies of deceased loved ones who died along the US border.