Thousands of people have disappeared without a trace amid the ongoing drug war in Mexico. Their families are now demanding action from the Mexican government.
The murder of Mexican crime journalist Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco and his family in Veracruz is just the latest in a rash of violence against reporters in Mexico this month.
Urging Mexico to strive for a better health care system could relieve the burden on US taxpayers.
The US should withhold key counternarcotics funds from Mexico until progress is made, argue several human rights organizations in the US and Mexico.
Freedom of press is under siege in Mexico. Calls grow for a new law to make such attacks on the media a federal crime.
The US Senate votes this week on a $465 million aid package that includes oversight of Mexico's military and courts.