Activists say US border policies have resulted in the deaths of migrants trying to cross the desert on the southern border. But it has also created jobs in a region where teenagers are recruited as smugglers by cartels.
Most of the phosphorus used for crop fertilizer currently comes from phosphate rock on land, but those supplies are dwindling. An plan in Mexico for the world’s first underwater phosphate mine dredges up questions about priorities.
The remains of several US soldiers killed in the Mexican-American War were received Wednesday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware with the usual military honors. They were able to come home from Mexico hanks to years of diplomatic negotiations and detective work by scientists and historians.