A hippopotamus calf swims near her mother, Kathi, in the zoo in Berlin on Tuesday.
Miss Universe pageant winner Jimena Navarrete, says she will be an ambassador for Mexico. Asked about the Arizona immigration law, Navarrete replied: "Every country has the right to impose and enact their laws ... But I tell you that all the Mexicans and the Latins that are living here in the United States are hardworking people."
A handful of protests were staged Thursday in Mexico against Arizona immigration law SB1070, and a Black Eyed Peas member this week joined other musicians such as Shakira and Kanye West in denouncing it.
Across the political, geographic, and ideological spectrum, Mexicans say they are against the new Arizona immigration law. Some will boycott Arizona. But others worry about loss of income from Mexicans sending home money from jobs in the US.
In Mexico, traffickers have targeted the Catholic church with extortion and deadly threats.
President Obama arrives in Guadalajara for two days of meetings with President Felipe Calderón of Mexico and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada.
The US should withhold key counternarcotics funds from Mexico until progress is made, argue several human rights organizations in the US and Mexico.
The first volume of a projected two-volume set of the work of John Ashbery.