"They're not all ultra-marathon runners. They're exceptionally strong and in great physical condition, but that doesn't mean they're physically ready to put on a 100-lb. pack and hike across extreme desert that they've never seen before in their life, facing unknown dangers."
Immigrant rights activists will join with civil rights leaders commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, Alabama. "We want to reaffirm our role that we are fighting against oppression and discrimination."
English singer-songwriter Morrissey has a staunchly loyal and maybe obsessive fan base. His shows are defined by audience members throwing themselves on stage, clamoring to hug him. But Morrissey's most loyal disciples come from a seemingly unexpected group — young Mexican Americans.
The capture of drug lord Joaquin Guzman is a "huge break for Mexico," according to journalist Alfredo Corchado. But he says it's only a partial victory for Mexicans unless they use it to find out which government authorities have been colluding with the drug cartels.
The World is a public radio program that crosses borders and time zones to bring home the stories that matter.
The story you just read is freely available and accessible to everyone because readers like you support The World financially.
Thank you all for helping us reach our goal of 1,000 donors. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Your donation directly supported the critical reporting you rely on, the consistent reporting you believe in, and the deep reporting you want to ensure survives.