People in Mexico are boycotting US products to show their support for today's immigrant protests. But the Mexican government has not sanctioned these boycotts. As The World's Franc Contreras reports, the boycott of US products has forced many Mexicans to make hard choices about what they choose to buy.
In Haiti, charcoal is the primary source of energy. It is used for heating and cooking. At the same time, this extensive use of charcoal, which is made from timber, is a major cause of deforestation. The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Haiti.
In southern Afghanistan, British troops have begun taking over from US troops in the province of Helmand. This is one of the most dangerous parts of the country. Helmand is an area where both the Taliban and the drugs trade are thriving. The World's Matthew Bell has more.
Peace talks between the Sudanese government and rebels in the Darfur region are at a critical stage. Host Lisa Mullins talks with Julie Flint who is monitoring the talks closely. She is also co-author of the book, "Darfur -- A Short History of a Long War."
The state of Alabama has taken a tough stance toward immigration. One of the state's senators supports building a fence between the US and Mexico. Meanwhile, the growing immigrant population in the state is beginning to organize. The World's Jessie Graham reports from Birmingham.
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The US Senate will resume its immigration debate later this month, as it tries to devise its version of a guest worker bill. The bill will eventually have to be reconciled with one passed in December in the House of Representatives. Host Lisa Mullins discusses some of the issues at stake with Don Kerwin, the executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network and John Keeley, spokesman for the Center for Immigration Studies.
Economist John Kenneth Galbraith died over the weekend at the age of 97. Richard Parker, who wrote "John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics", recalls Galbraith's broad perspective.