In Mexico, Fear as Victims Vanish at Hands of Police

Adriana Bahena Cruz holds up a photo of her husband, Saulo Rodriguez Cruz, in Iguala, Mexico, on May 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Adriana Bahena Cruz holds up a photo of her husband, Saulo Rodriguez Cruz, in Iguala, Mexico, on May 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

TELOLOAPAN, Mexico—Carlos Sanchez and his family had nearly completed the harrowing drive, hurtling along a dark and dangerous highway out of the mountains to a...

  • In this March 7, 2012 file photo, people make their way towards the border to cross in Mexicali, Mexico. More Mexicans are leaving the United States than coming to the country, marking a reversal to one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history, according to a study published Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Surprising New Study Finds More Mexicans Are Leaving the US Than Coming In

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  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at the 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 29, 2015. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Venezuela’s Economic Crisis

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  • A man allegedly jumped off a Royal Caribbean cruise ship last week, and it was captured on video. (Screenshot taken from YouTube video. )

    Video: Man Jumps Overboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Near Bahamas

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  • A Brazilian Xavante indigenous man attends the World Indigenous Games in Palmas, Brazil, on Oct. 22, 2015. Of the estimated 2,000 indigenous languages thought to have been spoken in pre-Columbian times in what is now Brazil, only around 160 survive today. Experts warn that as many of 40% of those remaining could be lost in the next few decades, as elders die off and young people get more access to television, the Internet and cell phones. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil Project Aims to Save Endangered Indigenous Languages

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    Terrifying Video Shows Dam Break in Mariana, Brazil

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  • Buenos Aires Mayor and presidential candidate for 'Cambiemos' party Mauricio Macri delivers a speech during the 7th anniversary of the Metropolitan Police in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Oct. 28, 2015. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

    Recent Elections in Latin America Carry Heavy Consequences

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  • Trees dominate a field through which the Keystone XL pipeline is planned to run, near Bradshaw, Neb., on Jan. 16, 2015. The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S Gulf Coast has asked the U.S. State Department to pause its review of the project. TransCanada said Nov. 2, 2015, a suspension would be appropriate while it works with Nebraska authorities for approval of its preferred route through the state. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Company Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Suspends Application

    TORONTO—The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S Gulf Coast has asked the U.S. State Department to pause its review... Read more

  • New York Lawyer Daniel Pollack—U.S. court appointed mediator in the Argentine debt crisis—leaves U.S. District Court after a hearing on Argentina's debt default, in New York, on June 27, 2014. The dispute between creditors and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez—who has refused to pay the $1.5 billion owed to hedge funds she refers to as “vultures"—is preventing the country from accessing international credit markets. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK—Argentina cannot pay some bondholders while refusing to pay $6.1 billion in claims by creditors who refused to swap their bonds for steeply discounted... Read more

  • Cinta Larga indigenous men sell products made from Brazil nuts during a fair on the sidelines of the Indigenous World Games in Palmas, Brazil, on Oct. 28, 2015. Since it started last year, the Sentinels of the Forest program has boosted the tribes’ incomes by 50 percent, said Daeit Akata Kaban, leader of the Cinta Larga. Shown are program coordinator Paulo Cesar (C), Valdenildo Saul (L), and Daeit Akata Kaban (R). (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Indigenous From Amazon See Brazil Nut as Forest’s Future

    PALMAS, Brazil—The creation story of the Cinta Larga people holds that they were born out of the fruit of the Brazil nut tree. Now they... Read more

  • Niagara Falls, with the Toronto skyline in the distance. (Photos by Manos & Barbara Angelakis)

    Niagara: Land of the Thundering Waters

    Woo-ee! Captain Eric of Niagara Jet Adventures swirled the boat around in a whirl of frothing water and deep waves and then stopped short, creating... Read more

  • Jimmy Morales, Guatemalan presidential candidate for the National Front of Convergence (FCN) party, at a press conference in Guatemala City on Sept. 5, 2015. (Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images)

    TV Comic Jimmy Morales Wins Guatemala Presidential Runoff

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  • Josefina Magana Ruiz, center, surveys her home damaged by Hurricane Patricia, in La Fortuna, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Megastorm Patricia Inflicts Little Damage on Mexican Coast

    CHAMELA, Mexico—Just a day after menacing Mexico as one of history’s strongest storms, Hurricane Patricia left surprisingly little damage in its wake Saturday, Oct. 24,... Read more

  • A couple looks out to sea as rainfall increases with the approach of Hurricane Patricia in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Hurricane Patricia Drenches Mexico as It Weakens to Tropical Storm

    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico—Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia appeared to leave remarkably little damage as it moved rapidly inland over mountainous western Mexico early Saturday and weakened to... Read more

  • A worker boards up the front of a waterfront business, as residents prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Patricia in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Oct. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Patricia Slams Mexico Pacific Coast as Category 5 Hurricane

      PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico—Hurricane Patricia roared ashore in southwestern Mexico as a Category 5 storm Friday evening, bringing lashing rains, surging seas and cyclonic winds... Read more

  • This satellite image taken at 10 a.m.. EDT on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Patricia, left, moving over Mexico's Pacific Coast. (NOAA via AP)

    Why Did Hurricane Patricia Become a Monster so Quickly?

    WASHINGTON—Hurricane Patricia zoomed from tropical storm to record-beater in 30 hours flat like a jet-fueled sports car. Why? The Pacific storm had just the right... Read more

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