For heart surgery, head for the border?

Jul 19, 2010
A few medical tourism groups want to bring more American patients to Mexican hospitals for more than cheap prescriptions and dental work. They're promoting top notch care for cheaper price tag than what the patient would get in the U.S.
Posted In: Health, Mexico

Drug gangs moved money via Wachovia

Jun 29, 2010
Mike Smith, Latin America correspondent for Bloomberg Markets magazine, talks with Steve Chiotakis about an article he wrote that reveals which U.S. banks helped move money to drug cartels in Mexico.
Posted In: Crime, Mexico

Calderon's U.S. visit opens truck debate

May 19, 2010
Mexican President Felipe Calderon is beginning a two-day state visit to the U.S. He'll address the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, meet with President Obama, and address Congress. One issue he'll bring up? Truckers. More specifically, why Mexican trucks aren't allowed to cross the border. Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Arizona faces immigrant law backlash

Apr 27, 2010
Arizona's tough new legislation targeting undocumented immigrants has made the state itself a target. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration, Mexico

How Juarez became murder city

Mar 22, 2010
Reporter Charles Bowden, author of "Murder City," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the Mexican border town of Juarez became caught up in drug violence, and what responsibility the U.S. has to help.
Posted In: Books, Mexico

Is Carlos Slim good for Mexico?

Mar 11, 2010
Forbes Magazine has named Mexican businessman Carlos Slim the world's richest man, worth some $53 billion. It's the first time in almost two decades a billionaire outside the U.S. has topped the list. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Authentic Mexican food push: Delicioso!

Jan 12, 2010
Mexican food is so common in the U.S., you might forget it comes from Mexico. But with the help of the Mexican government, a new restaurant association is trying to encourage the spread of more authentic cuisine. Sylvia Maria Gross reports.
Posted In: Food, Mexico

Heineken to buy Femsa for over $7.5B

Jan 11, 2010
Dutch brewing company Heineken is buying Mexico's Femsa, the second-largest beer maker in the country. The deal is worth over $7.5 billion and will give Heineken a leading position in the Mexican market. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mexico

Mexico eyes next export: Wind energy

Nov 19, 2009
In the Mexican state of Baja California, the government and international corporations want to build wind farms that could generate enough electricity to power homes in the United States while boosting the state's economy. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Expat Mexicans help folks back home

Oct 12, 2009
The money that Mexican migrant workers in the U.S. send back home can make a big difference to their communities. Franc Contreras reports from Michoacan on how migrant dollars are helping improve the local landscape.
Posted In: Mexico