President Obama's choice for US ambassador to Mexico has sparked some controversy south of the border. Carlos Pascual has an expertise in the problems of failed states. That's a sensitive topic in Mexico. The World's Lorne Matalon reports.
The prolonged economic slump in the Mexican countryside requires alternative income to supplement subsistence farming. Some towns make handcrafts for niche markets, but one village in Oaxaca produces highly-skilled musicians. Shannon Young reports.
Mexico's President Felipe Calderon has declared war on the drug cartels, and has deployed army troops in the fight. But critics say the military effort has only made things worse. Steven Dudley reports from Juarez.
There's a new wave of disappearances in Juarez, largely unnoticed because of all the drug violence. The victims are all young women, police have no clue what happened to them. Mónica Ortiz Uribe reports.