Mexico

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Radio waves connect Mexicans in remote Tlaxiaco with family in the US

Tlaxiaco has been inundated with international attention in recent months because it’s the hometown of Yalitza Aparicio, the star of the movie Roma, who emerged from obscurity to become an Oscar nominee. But Tlaxiaco is already well known in Fresno, California, and other cities throughout the US because of decades of migration from this region of Mexico. Those ties are fortified by La Hora Mixteca, or The Mixtec Hour, a bi-national radio program.

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Environment

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.