At least 89 people died on Friday when a cracked fuel pipeline ignited and exploded. The explosion comes as Mexico has shut down six pipelines to fight fuel theft, which has caused shortages that some say added to Friday's death toll.
Although in favor of adding a few new barriers in strategic locations on the US-Mexico border, Napolitano says building a wall from "sea to shining sea" would be wasteful. The border is "not in a crisis situation," she says.
Though the US president has used Mexico as a "political-electoral piñata," cooperation is in both countries' best interest — and it's been working for years, says former Mexican ambassador to the US Arturo Sarukhán.
President Donald Trump urged Congress in a televised speech on Tuesday to give him $5.7 billion this year to help build a wall on the US border with Mexico but stopped short of declaring a national emergency to pay for the barrier with military funds.
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.
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."
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.
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.