The political narrative in Washington these days has been who's to blame for the crush of migrants crossing the border to the US. But a reporter who went to Central America says it has very little to do with US policies, and much more to do with crime and realities in those countries.
There was another exodus from Central America. It happened in the 1980s, when almost one million Guatemalans and Salvadorans fled to the US to escape civil war. And a group of American activists and religious leaders took big risks to help them stay.
Artist Ingrid Hernández is intently interested in how discarded American products wind up becoming part of structures in Mexico — and for good reason. Her house was originally built in Southern California.
A new study of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has found that the population of the behemoths there has bounced back to near pre-whaling levels. But other populations of blues elsewhere are not doing nearly as well.