In recent months, top federal courts in Mexico have canceled controversial mining concessions near Indigenous communities in two regions of Puebla state. About 100 Indigenous activists are now on a monthlong caravan to defend land and water rights across southern Mexico.
Pope Benedict XVI spent the weekend in one of Mexico's most conservative and deeply Catholic states, Guanajuato. But elsewhere in Mexico, the Catholic Church is battling to hold onto its followers as more Mexicans turn to evangelical Christianity.
In some parts of Mexico, Catholics are losing parishioners to evangelical churches. There's no better place to see the religious context then Zongozotla. Reporter Monica Campbell visits the town where evangelicals are gaining ground.
Thursday marks the anniversary of the defeat of the French army in Puebla, Mexico back in 1862. Reporter Betto Arcos tells us about "La Paloma," a political song that was popular at the time of the French occupation of Mexico and is still performed today.