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Environment

Haiti's unnatural disaster

The slew of tropical storms that tore through the Caribbean have exacted a much higher toll on Haiti than neighboring nations. Dr. Paul Farmer, vice president of Partners in Health, says deforestation and poverty are responsible for much of the suffering.

New route for Cuban exiles

The World's Lorne Matalon reports that Cubans who flee their island for the United States are trying a new route: through Mexico, and Mexican authorities fear a mass exodus of Cubans coming through in coming years.

Mexico's war on drugs

Mexico's battle against drug traffickers is looking increasingly like a real war. The Mexican Army is involved, and traffickers are responsing with brazen attacks. The World's Lorne Matalon has the story from Mexico City.

Conflict & Justice

Mexico human rights case in international court

Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho exposed a pedophile ring with ties to Mexican officials. Her work got her kidnapped, threatened, and even jailed -- all by state police. Now she's fighting back and taking her case to an international court for human rights abuses. The World's Lorne Matalon has the story.

Global Politics

Fidel Castro resigns

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Michael Voss in Havana about the announcement today that Fidel Castro is stepping down as president of Cuba; Cuba's national assembly will elect the country's next president this weekend.