North of the border Mexico's infrastructure has a reputation as dilapidated and dangerous. But the country's efficient and comfortable bus system tells a different story, as Lourdes Medrano explains.
Throughout Mexico, kids educated in the US are returning to the 'country of their parents' where they face barriers to school enrollment and struggle to adjust to Spanish in the classroom.
Los Zetas have regained hundreds of gang members in jailbreaks in recent years. The jailbreaks expose a side of Mexico's broken prison system, where wardens either bend to organized crime or face death.
Latin America Monitor Honduras prison fire kills more than 300, highlights regional problem (+video)
This is the third fatal Honduras prison fire since 2003. The region as a whole lags on fire prevention measures and oversight.
Skywatchers around the globe sang praises to the Geminid meteor shower, the annual mid-December rain of meteors passing through the earth's atmosphere.
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