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.
From old satellite data, two optical oceanographers have created a new digital map of the Gulf of Mexico, which may allow researchers to better understand the long-term effects of the 1979 Ixtoc oil spill.
When performing her latest single, “Peligrosa,” Downs says she thought about women who are seen as “dangerous because we think, because we have opinions, because we want to go to school, because we want to be independent.”
Some US Border Patrol agents believe the threat from ISIS on the US border is very real. But some southwestern politicians call the contention little more than anti-Islamic fear-mongering, saying the evidence doesn't support claims of ISIS infiltration.
When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.
College has been out of reach for many Colorado undocumented immigrants. In most cases, it was just too dang expensive. But a law change is opening doors for them, and allowing them to pay in-state tuition at Colorado's colleges and universities.
When you are young, in love with an American and undocumented, the choices aren't very good. Many couples are either living apart or living in exile, because US law often bans a spouse who came here illegally for 5 to 20 years.
Barbara Sibley is the chef and owner of La Palapa Cocina Mexicana in New York, but she was born and raised in Mexico. Her parents were expatriate Americans who fell in love with Mexico and decided to stay. At college, Sibley studied anthropology. And maybe that's why she's so interested in the roots of modern Mexican cuisine, and especially the role played by Mexican convents in creating that cuisine.
At first, there were isolated protests in border states like California and Arizona over relocating migrant children to detention centers while they awaited immigration proceedings. This weekend, anger and protests spread across the US, reaching New Hampshire, Maine, Minnesota and even Alaska.