If you're not from the US, football and its traditions can be bewildering. To help their international students, many universities now offer a crash course in the rules, scoring and, of course, fight songs. Shannon Young reports from football-crazed Boulder, Colorado, that the classes aren't just to help international students understand football but American culture.
Millions of schoolchildren across Mexico began the academic year this week in front of a TV. But teachers in Oaxaca say televised classes won’t meet fundamental educational needs and many families lack the technology to keep up, deepening Mexico's socioeconomic divide.
The country's economy is in a downward spiral as the coronavirus continues to spread.
Oaxaca is moving along with rebuilding after Mexico's worst earthquake of the century. But some are hoping to slow down the process.
On Sept. 7, a massive earthquake off of Mexico's southern coast damaged buildings. And then a powerful aftershock a few weeks later finished some of them off. People in the region just want the earth to stop shaking.
María de Jesús Patricio is a traditional Nahua healer from southern Jalisco. Gender and heritage aren’t the only aspects that set her apart.
In the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, there's a government-sponsored festival called the "Guelaguetza" that highlights local cultural traditions. But an alternative "People's Guelaguetza" is seen as more in touch with Oaxaca's indigenous cultures — and as a meeting ground for protesters.
Who killed 9 protesters during a police action? One month later, no one has been held responsible, and a regional protest on education has mushroomed into a movement.
Journalist Jesús Lemus risked his life to report on Mexico's drug war. But then he was jailed on trumped-up drug trafficking charges, accused of being the head of various cartels. But Lemus saw opportunity behind bars, and interviewed some of Mexico's most famous prisoners. Now free, Lemus has published a book filled with the stories he collected from behind bars.
Tens of thousands of people have disappeared in the last six years of Mexico's drug war. Their families say the government hasn't done enough to find the missing.
This time of year, thousands travel from the US to Mexico to visit family, often by car. It can be a dangerous trip, given widespread drug war violence and high levels of crime on the highways of northern Mexico.