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
Those who monitor Mexico's human rights commission say it often focuses on social ills – like school bullying or racial discrimination – rather than high-profile cases of elected officials abusing power or abuses that put the military in a bad light.
ByTim Johnson, McClatchy
As Mexico’s national human rights ombudsman, Raul Plascencia Villanueva oversees a sizable corps of investigators who look into the atrocities and massacres that commonly put the country in the headlines.