President-elect Donald Trump wants Mexico to pay for his border wall. One way he might do this, he says, is to stop people here from sending money back home to their families in Mexico. But that could actually backfire on him.
Activists say US border policies have resulted in the deaths of migrants trying to cross the desert on the southern border. But it has also created jobs in a region where teenagers are recruited as smugglers by cartels.
Most of the phosphorus used for crop fertilizer currently comes from phosphate rock on land, but those supplies are dwindling. An plan in Mexico for the world’s first underwater phosphate mine dredges up questions about priorities.