As many as 43 college students are missing and feared dead in the southern Mexican city of Iguala. Investigators are trying to piece together what happened, but with both the police and gangs suspected in the kidnappings, many parents don't trust the government's investigation.
Now that "Baby Doc" Duvalier has died in his native Haiti, there is talk of giving him a state funeral. But Boby Duval, who was imprisoned by Duvalier in the 1970s, says Baby Doc's history of embezzlement and repression should remain to teach future generations what not to do.
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.
Mexican police have captured and arrested a former mayor and his wife for their alleged role in the disappearance of 43 students. Jose Luís Abarca and his wife are accused of ordering police to abduct the students after they had participated in anti-government protests in late September.
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.