Two Mexican-born filmmakers took major prizes at the Oscars this weekend, continuing the country's winning streak at the biggest awards show in film. That success is encouraging young and emerging film students in a country where making movies remains tough.
Aldo Villegas, also known as Bocafloja, is one of the most popular independent rappers in Spanish and, as Mary Stucky reports, over the years he's acquired a huge following in both Mexico and the United States.
President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto has thanked voters for giving his PRI party another chance and has vowed no return to the past. Nieto is about six points ahead of his nearest rival, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has not admitted defeat.
Mexico City's water system is fragile, because the growth of the population has put a heavy burden on the underground aquifer that feeds the city. So some entrepreneurs have devised a system to collect and store rain water, to keep houses supplied.
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.
Lost since 1939, the Mexican Suitcase contains nearly 4,500 negatives documenting the Spanish Civil War... They're now on view in an exhibition at the International Center of Photography. Adeline Sire has the story.