Professor Juan Madrid with his students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at a radio telescope in Fort Davis in West Texas.

‘Embrace the culture, embrace the language’: Offering bilingual courses benefits students beyond the classroom, Texan professor says

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution where some bilingual courses are offered. The World’s host Marco Werman speaks with astronomy professor Juan Madrid about teaching his classes in both Spanish and English and what it means for the students.

people walking around

Migrants stranded in Mexico rush to cross the US border before Title 42 ends

Shown in the Spanish language are "He Votado Hoy" stickers or "I voted today" at a polling place in Philadelphia.

Texas candidates battle for Hispanic vote in US midterm elections

Body bags lie at the scene where a tractor trailer with multiple dead bodies was discovered, in San Antonio, Texas

Migrant smuggling networks arise from the ‘lack of legal pathways’ into the US, expert says

Rodney Montreuil grew up in Cap-Haitien, Haiti and has lived in Phoenix for the last two decades.

This Haitian schoolteacher helps new arrivals from Haiti resettle in Arizona


A group of Haitian migrants says they were abused at the US-Mexico border. They’re suing the US govt.


They want the government to let them return to the US and request asylum. They also want someone to take responsibility for how they were treated at the border.

Carlota Balbuena and her daughter, Alejandra Balbuena, of North Texas, are enthusiastic about Turkish shows called dizis.

Move over, telenovelas. The latest binge-watching craze? Turkish dizis.

During the past few years, Spanish-language networks in the US have been airing these high-production shows dubbed in Spanish. 

In this June 16, 2021, file photo, a migrant family from Venezuela move to a Border Patrol transport vehicle after they and other migrants crossed the US-Mexico border and turned themselves in Del Rio, Texas.

Undocumented women face shrinking options for reproductive health care under Texas abortion law


Nancy Cárdenas Peña, the Texas director for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, joined The World’s host Marco Werman to talk about the impact of Texas’ new abortion law on undocumented women at the US-Mexico border.

Vice president Kamala Harris, in a blue suit, speaks to reporters

Vice President Kamala Harris calls situation at the US-Mexico border ‘tough’ during visit there


In her first trip to the US-Mexico border as vice president, Kamala Harris called for a comprehensive approach and taking into account the “root causes” of migration.

Figures of a 7-year-old migrant girl walking with a woman and unidentified man silhouetted at night

Many asylum-seekers are returned at the US-Mexico border under Title 42. Advocates call it a ‘sham.’


A bottleneck continues to build in Mexico near the US-Mexico border, as a public health order invoked by the Trump administration remains in place and shuts out many migrants and asylum-seekers from entering the United States.