Mexican marines have arrested the leader of the Zetas drug cartel outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo. They did it without a shot being fired. But his capture could lead to violence within the cartel.
Rodrigo Medellin has loved animals for his entire life. He's especially fond of bats, which have been the focus of his work as an adult in Mexico. Medellin's research is focused on helping make sure bats thrive long into the future.
Journalist Jesús Lemus risked his life to report on Mexico's drug war. But then he was jailed on trumped-up drug trafficking charges, accused of being the head of various cartels. But Lemus saw opportunity behind bars, and interviewed some of Mexico's most famous prisoners. Now free, Lemus has published a book filled with the stories he collected from behind bars.
Two Mexican-born filmmakers took major prizes at the Oscars this weekend, continuing the country's winning streak at the biggest awards show in film. That success is encouraging young and emerging film students in a country where making movies remains tough.
Pope Benedict XVI leaves Friday for his first trip to Latin America. His initial stop is Mexico. But Mexico City is not on the Pope's itinerary. Many speculate that's because Mexico City recently passed laws that legalize gay marriage and abortion.