Mitt Romney often talks about his heritage in Mexico, and his faith in the Mormon Church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has a complicated history in Mexico -- it's growing rapidly today, but more than 100 years ago it was a place Mormons went to avoid a prohibition on polygamy.
Rather than ship business to China, more U.S. high tech companies are choosing to setup up factories just across the U.S. border in Mexico. Low-tech businesses have been doing it for decades, but the new arrivals are decidedly different.
Host Lisa Mullins talks with Richard Marosi, staff writer for the L.A. Times, about an elaborate tunnel discovered between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego earlier this week. The tunnel was used to smuggle marijuana into the United States.
Since the start of President Felipe Calderón drug war in 2006, more than 35,000 people have been killed, countless thousands more remain unaccounted for, many missing for years. Myles Estey reports from Tijuana on the psychological impact of violence.
Ceci Bastida has made music in Mexico and the US, and her latest work is something of a heads-up to both. It focuses on the violence — gun violence, mass shootings — that are too common in both countries. But not all of her songs are quite that dark.
Not everybody who serves in the US military is actually an American citizen, but many of them were told they would receive citizenship if they served. Instead, thousands have been deported from the country they say is their real home after committing even minor crimes.
This month in Mexico, Markus Rindt, a German symphony conductor who grew up in East Germany under Communism, brought his "Tear Down This Wall!" tour to Mexico, and the US-Mexico border. Things got complicated.
Politicians in the nation's capital are debating immigration policy changes. Activists are lobbying for an urgent deal to protect those affected by the Trump administration dismantling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.