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Megan Thompson, Field Producer

Megan Thompson has worked in the areas of media, politics and domestic policy. Most recently, she was an associate producer for “NOW” on PBS where she shot, edited and produced video. Previously, Megan worked as an assistant producer for NBC News. She received a Student Academy Award and a Gracie Allen Award for a documentary film she produced about the growing number of American women becoming farmers. Megan has also worked in the U.S. Senate as a legislative aide and in the House of Representatives as communications director. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.

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Gangsters spill blood and spread fear in Tijuana, Mexico

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Gangsters spill blood and spread fear in Tijuana, Mexico

Over the last year, more than 6,000 people have been murdered in Mexico's drug wars, more than 700 of them in Tijuana alone. "El Teo" is a major player in Tijuana's drug war, a larger-than-life figure who has escaped the law and left gruesome corpses in his wake.

Posted: March 2, 2009 12:15   Comments: 5
Indigenous languages revive and thrive in Mexico

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Indigenous languages revive and thrive in Mexico

About half the estimated 7,000 languages spoken in the world today may disappear by the end of this century, many of them from indigenous cultures. Mexico is attempting to preserve the past by speaking ancient languages in the present tense.

Posted: February 11, 2009 17:46   Comments: 1
Immigrants stream across Mexico’s southern border

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Immigrants stream across Mexico’s southern border

For years now, immigration into the United States from Mexico has been a huge issue in American politics. But Mexico is facing similar problems on its southern border, as Central Americans in search of higher-paying work pour into the country.

Posted: February 10, 2009 16:00   Comments: 11
Waiting for northbound trains out of Mexico’s south

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Waiting for northbound trains out of Mexico’s south

Venture to the first stop on the train line in Chiapas, Mexico, and meet several Central American immigrants heading north to the U.S.

Posted: February 10, 2009 15:31   Comments: 1
Anti-Americanism fades and business booms in Nicaragua

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Anti-Americanism fades and business booms in Nicaragua

Some Americans might not associate business with Nicaragua at all, as Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega first came to power a generation ago with a militant anti-American message. But times change, and Nicaragua is now promoting itself as a business-friendly country.

Posted: February 3, 2009 11:05   Comments: 2
Canada’s free health care comes with long lines

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Canada’s free health care comes with long lines

Though Canada's universal health care model has effectively cut administrative costs, the system comes with flaws -- long lines have sent some Canadians to private clinics.

Posted: January 29, 2009 13:29   Comments: 15
Canada’s hospitals cut the paperwork, emphasize care

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Canada’s hospitals cut the paperwork, emphasize care

Canada has worked to cut administrative costs attached to medical care. Now, basic health care is universal and, in most parts of the country, free -- and remarkably little paperwork is involved.

Posted: January 28, 2009 14:27   Comments: 10
The highs and lows of universal health care in Brazil

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The highs and lows of universal health care in Brazil

In Brazil, health care is free. By law, everyone has a right to treatment, and as a result, infant mortality is down and life expectancy is up. But there are drawbacks -- offering so much has put a strain on the health system.

Posted: January 26, 2009 14:32   Comments: 10
How Nicaraguans see the U.S.

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How Nicaraguans see the U.S.

Worldfocus special correspondent Lynn Sherr travels to Nicaragua to discuss baseball, U.S. relations and Barack Obama.

Posted: January 16, 2009 13:25   Comments: 2
Turtle gazing on Nicaragua’s silky shores

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Turtle gazing on Nicaragua’s silky shores

Producer Megan Thompson took some time to turtle gaze while reporting in Nicaragua. Turtles lay their eggs onshore, but are threatened by poachers.

Posted: December 5, 2008 12:05   Comments: 2

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