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.
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In the face of spiraling Mexican drug violence and fears that cartels are out of control, a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about what can be done and Mexican and U.S. efforts to curb the problem.
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.
Though the U.S. has often been called the "land of opportunity," the country is losing some of its top minds to companies overseas. In a phenomenon known as reverse brain drain, highly skilled immigrants to the U.S. are returning to their home countries.
Following his inauguration on Tuesday, Barack Obama faces many serious global challenges -- some of them in Latin America. Shannon O’Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses how he might tackle Mexican drug violence and relations with Cuba and Venezuela.
As President-elect Obama meets with Mexican leader Felipe Calderón, Carol Wise of the University of Southern California discusses how the incoming Obama administration can work to combat escalating drug violence in Mexico, which has impacted the U.S.
Worldfocus contributing bloggers write that as drug violence worsens, residents of Sinaloa -- the Mexican state where narcotics-related folklore was born -- are less welcoming towards the state's status.