The Mexican Navy has emerged as the leading force in Mexico battling the drug cartels. On Monday, it managed to kill the leader of the Zetas drug cartel, without even knowing it. They didn't realize who they had until the cartel snatched the body back — out of a Mexican morgue.
For families separated between Mexico and the United States, the border fence can seem insurmountable. And it often is. But in a park near San Diego, the fence has become a place where those divided families meet and catch glimpses of one another -- through the fence.
With thousands sitting behind bars in America's immigration detention centers, some immigrant advocates, including many undocumented immigrants, are reaching out, setting up formal, and informal, visitation programs.
Mike O'Connor grew up on the US-Mexican border. After spending a career as a reporter in numerous conflict zones, O'Connor joined the Committee to Protect Journalists in 2009 and moved to Mexico City to work as advocate for press freedom. O'Connor died of a heart attack this week. Host Marco Werman speaks with the CPJ's Carlos Lauria about O'Connor's legacy.
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.