We talk to two guests who describe extra-judicial attempts to fight the Mexican drug cartels, as people turn to vigilante justice to protect themselves. Both journalists speak about the ongoing violence and attempts to hold it back.
For the past three months, a political soap opera has transfixed Mexico. It's the story of Juanito (pictured), a street vendor from Mexico City who rose to political stardom. William Troop explains why Juanito's story is worthy of a telenovela.
President Obama is in Mexico today for meetings with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts. The Takeaway is joined by Bret Caldwell of the Teamsters Union, Ioan Grillo of Time Magazine, and Diana Washington-Valdez of the El Paso Times.
The violence in Mexico has increased in response to President Calderón's efforts to crackdown on drug-related crime. For more of the story The Takeaway turns to Ioan Grillo, Time Magazine's reporter in Mexico City.
When The World's Monica Campbell returned to her home in Mexico City, she arrived to chaos. People were trying their best to rebuild or they were leaving altogether. Her neighborhood in particular was among the hardest hit.
A small clinic in McAllen, Texas, is the only abortion provider for hundreds of miles. Earlier this week when Jane Doe, an undocumented teenager held in detention, was allowed to have an abortion, this is where she came.
The state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico is still recovering from the strongest earthquake to hit the country in a century. The epicenter of the damage occurred on the main route that Central American migrants travel on to the US, complicating their journey north.