Dozens are dead and as much as two-thirds of the country has been affected as Mexico has been battered by a series of tropical storms this week. Host Aaron Schachter gets the latest from reporter Jennifer Collins in Mexico City.
First-trimester abortions were decriminalized in Mexico City six years ago. Anti-abortion activists launched a counter-offensive across Mexico. Investigative journalist Kathryn Joyce has traveled to Mexico City to look at the abortion wars there.
This story takes us to the banks of the Rio Grande river in South Texas. It's where a cat-and-mouse game plays out every night between migrants crossing into the US illegally and the Border Patrol. That game is intensifying.
Baseball fans in Japan have a new home run king. He's Wladimir Balentien, who hit his 56th and 57th home runs of the season Sunday. The 29-year-old Belentien currently plays for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. But here's what we want to know: where is he from?
After more than a decade of touring and releasing a couple albums of traditional music, the Mexican roots ensemble Chéjere has found their own sound. They make music that helps people cope with the climate of despair.
With thousands sitting behind bars in America's immigration detention centers, some immigrant advocates, including many undocumented immigrants, are reaching out, setting up formal, and informal, visitation programs.
There's range of reaction throughout Latin America to today's news that Fidel Castro has resigned; we hear from The World's Lorne Matalon in Mexico, reporter Manuel Rueda in Colombia, and the BBC's James Ingham in Venezuela.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with writer Tom Miller about life in Cuba since Fidel Castro handed over power to his brother, Raul, 19 months ago; Miller is the author of "Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels through Castro's Cuba."
For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for an island off that's part of the Galapagos chain and named after a saint. The answer is San Cristobal or St. Christopher in English. San Cristobal is part of Ecuador. And it's home to three wind turbines that the government of Ecuador will help power the Galapagos Islands with 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2015. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Jim Tolan, the engineer in charge of the project.
Anchor Lisa Mullins profiles Cuban songwriter, Gonzalo Ascencio. Known mostly by his nickname Tio Tom, he wrote hundreds of rumbas, but got little credit. Now 17 after his death, a new CD pays tribute to the man some call the "Irving Berlin of rumba."
The Cuban security service claims there have been more than 600 attempts on the life of Fidel Castro, and a British documentary chronicled some of the attempts, as Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Dollan Cannell,
Maria de los Angeles Torres about Fidel Castro's announcement this week that he's stepping down as president of Cuba; Torres was one of thousands of Cuban children sent to the United States by their parents between 1960 and 1962
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Guerrero. The Mexican government wants to build a hydro-electric dam near the popular tourist resort of Acapulco and local residents aren't happy about it. The World's Lorne Matalon reports.
We were looking for Jamaica's largest city -- which also has the distinction of being the largest English-speaking city in the Americas south of the United States. The answer is Kingston. The World's Marco Werman tells about the recent restoration of an old Jewish cemetery in Kingston.