Mexico

Mexican president hopes new tax cuts will deter migration to US

An executive order in the government's official gazette granted lower rates for both value-added and income taxes in more than 40 municipalities bordering the United States, an area that has become a flashpoint over US President Donald Trump's policies to deter immigrants, including building a wall.

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Saving the sharks

Sharks may be fearsome predators, but over fishing threatens their survival. The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin profiles an unusual pair of shark researchers. One has always wanted to protect sharks. The other used to kill them.

Mexico's crime problem

At least 1,000 people have been killed in Ciudad Juarez, just south of El Paso, in drug gang battles just this year. Houston Chronicle reporter Dudley Althaus has been reporting on the violence and tells Lisa Mullins that this year's crime level is unprecedented.