In Mexico it can be a long, frustrating pursuit for members of civil society or journalists to get even basic information from the government, despite an institution created to make it easier.
The United States Achievers Program provides funding and moral support for promising but disadvantaged students from 13 countries on four continents to pursue their educational goals.
Presidential runner-up Lopez Obrador refused to recognize a court ruling that upholds July's election and called for protests. Is Mexico's youth opposition stuck with a flailing leader?
The Republican focus, of course, was the official nomination of Mitt Romney for president. But Germany appears more interested in his choice of running mate.