Mexico

Immigration

Activists urge undocumented immigrants to fill out census, regardless of citizenship question

The US Justice Department recently announced their intention to continue to add the citizenship question to the 2020 US census. This move caused concern among critics and activists who fear this will discourage undocumented immigrants from filling out the census. Greisa Martinez, with the immigration rights group United We Dream, spoke to Marco Werman about the controversy.

Migration

US House passes border aid bill, Trump vows veto

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the US-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities.

Immigration

Mexico's goodwill wanes as more migrants arrive

Facing political and economic pressure from the US, Mexico has seen a shift in public attitude toward migrants: Rising resentment is replacing tolerance in a country that is both deeply religious and has a long history of sending its own citizens to the US.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Ersi Arvizu

Ersi Arvizu boxed, sang, and sometimes boxed and sang in the same venue. She gave both up for a while. But now she's singing again... thanks in part to Ry Cooder. Anchor Marco Werman has today's Global Hit.

Mexico battles drug traffickers

The World's Lorne Matalon reports that Mexico is struggling in its war on drug traffickers as violence along the border continues to escalate and recently a private intelligence report questioned whether Mexico is "on the road to becoming a failed state."

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Universal text language

Esperanto didn't really catch on as a global spoken language, but maybe Nol will; it's a new universal language designed for the text message generation, and The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.

Human trafficking in Mexico

Sex trafficking is an international business and it's become big business in tiny towns across Mexico where human trafficking gangs prey on young women with virtual impunity, as Correspondent Conrad Fox reports.

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Global Hit

Mexican actress and singer Ximena Sarinana makes her debut in the United States tonight. Ancor Lisa Mullins speaks to Sarinana about her success in Mexico and her next big step in the US.

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Geo Answer

Today's answer is Jalisco, Mexico, home to the blue agave plant, a key ingredient in tequila. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with a judge at a tequila-tasting competition in San Diego.

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Global Hit + Geo Answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to musician Dan Zanes about his new Spanish-language album called "Nueva York." The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Mexican port city of Veracruz, located on shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The strategic seaport figures prominently in Mexican history, and the city's traditional music called "son jarocho" figures in the music of Dan Zanes.