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