Meet the Pork-Knockers of Guyana's Gold Rush
As the Guyanese government looks to crack down on DIY gold mining, the informal industry appears to be thriving — in spite of the huge health risks for freelance workers.
Wave of Unaccompanied Central American Migrant Kids Overwhelms US Holding Facilities
Many immigrants are driven on their 2,000 mile exodus through Mexico under the impression that the US does not deport minors.
Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse in Mexico Vanishes
The Vatican has stripped Eduardo Córdova of his clerical functions, after investigations into the alleged sexual abuse of a teen in 2012.
Miserable Flooding Is a Fact of Life in Mexico City’s Impoverished Borough
In poorer areas such as Iztapalapa, the rudimentary drainage systems are simply no match for the rainy season and extreme flooding.
A Bloody War for Water in Mexico
Residents of a town outside Mexico City injured 100 police in a fight to defend their natural spring from being tapped.
New 'Bullet Law' Gives Mexican Police in Puebla a License to Kill 'Resisting' Protesters
Police can use batons, teargas and lethal firearms as a last resort to combat violent demonstrators if they first identify themselves.
crime & drugs
The Vigilantes Fighting Mexico’s Drug Cartels Are Now Actual Cops
Federal police are turning autodefensas in Michoacán from small-town militiamen into a crack anti-cartel fighting unit: the Fuerza Rural.
Thousands of Mothers in Mexico March for Their Missing Loved Ones
About 27,000 people have disappeared throughout Mexico between 2007 and 2013, according to officials.