Pope Benedict XVi is travelling to Mexico this weekend to say mass and meet the faithful. But he's coming at a time of deep division among Mexican Catholics. Mexico City has passed liberal laws allowing for same-sex marriage and abortions — two practices banned by the Catholic Church and in much of the rest of Mexico.
The Colorado River Delta runs dry before it reaches the ocean in Mexico. It's meant that a once-lush habitat has turned into a large, dry mud flat. But a new water-use agreement between the United States and Mexico seeks to change that.
There are thousands, perhaps millions of immigrants waiting in line, legally, to become U.S. citizens. Politicians agree that those who may be put on a path to legalization by immigration reform should wind up "behind" those already in line. What that means, though, is ill-defined. And if the line doesn't speed up, folks may die in line.
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."
Not long ago, violence related to Mexico's drug cartels devastated Ciudad Juárez, a city on the Texas-Mexico border. Now, violence is down and residents are trying to help the children left behind by it.
Mexicans have long reigned as the main voices in the Spanish language soundtracks of popular US films and TV shows, like The Simpsons, that air throughout Latin America. But given the reach of their voices, the voiceover artists make very little money. And now their work is moving to even lower-wage countries.
Mexico's battle against drug traffickers is looking increasingly like a real war. The Mexican Army is involved, and traffickers are responsing with brazen attacks. The World's Lorne Matalon has the story from Mexico City.