Remember that movie with Tom Hanks when he was trapped in an airport without proper documentation? For tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, they’re not trapped in an airport, they’re confined within a small swath of land in southeast Texas along the Mexican border.
It's been two months since 43 students went missing in Mexico, and demonstrators are still in the streets demanding accountability. But the protesters are also angry over Mexico's "national chaos," and are demonstrating for both answers and change.
Chef Pati Jinich is the author of "Pati's Mexican Table." Born and raised in Mexico City, she travels extensively in Mexico for her writing and her PBS show (also called Pati's Mexican Table). We asked her for her recommendations.
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.
Scouts from Mexico's pro teams make regular trips to the US to find good players to bring back home. Reporter Linda Lutton of WBEZ in Chicago followed a couple of those scouts on their talent hunt in America.
The Zapatistas, an army of indigenous campesinos, took Mexico by surprise in 1994. Today, the Zapatistas remain determined as their movement continues its slow course. The World's Grant Fuller has the story.
Shannon Young reports that many ordinary Mexicans are so fed up with the level of violence in their country that they are increasingly speaking out. The protests are aimed not just at Mexico's drug cartels, but also at the government.