Thousands of scrapped taxis are pictured at a yard in the center of China's Chongqing city on March 4. Traffic congestion and pollution have worsened dramatically in Chinese cities as the country's long-running economic expansion has allowed increasing numbers of consumers to make big-ticket purchases such as cars. China may surpass the US this year to become the largest car market in the world. AFP/Newscom
The detention of Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the highest profile Mexican drug bosses, marks another victory for President Nieto. The arrest will likely be a serious blow to the Beltran Leyva drug cartel.