Carrie Kahn

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As 'Voluntourism' Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

More young adults and teens are swapping suntanning and sightseeing for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.


Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

Monday, July 28, 2014

Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.


Deportation Threat Doesn't Diminish Young Migrants' U.S. Hopes

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The U.S. is returning unaccompanied minors to their home countries. But life in Guatemala, where many of them are from, is so hard, they say they'll keep trying until they succeed.


Some Mexico Fans Feel Unfairly Targeted For World Cup Chants

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mexico and Croatia square off today in World Cup play. On the sidelines, both nations are among the targets of a FIFA probe into alleged homophobic and racist chants.


The Surge In Single Women With Children At The U.S.-Mexico Border

Friday, June 20, 2014

It's not just unaccompanied, minor children flooding the frontier. Many women with small kids are making the journey in the belief that they are more likely to be allowed in.


For Mexico, Action On The Pitch Means Stillness In The Streets

Friday, June 13, 2014

Mexico took to the field on the second day of the World Cup, and the nation shut down to watch. Nearly everyone, from vendors to politicians, took the day off to watch their team beat Cameroon 1-to-0.


A Flood Of Kids, On Their Own, Hope To Hop A Train To A New Life

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied kids from Central America cross Mexico toward the U.S., a dramatic increase from past years. They make the perilous journey to escape poverty and worsening violence.


Bloodiest Region In Mexico? Right Across From McAllen, Texas

Monday, June 09, 2014

In Reynosa, there is an internal fight among factions of the powerful Gulf Cartel. Mexico's government has sent in troops to quell the violence which has claimed more than 100 lives since April.


American Detained In Honduras: 'We Came With An Open Heart'

Friday, June 06, 2014

Six Americans remain in a rural Honduran prison after being arrested last month on suspicion of smuggling weapons into the country.


For Americans Held In Honduras, Daily Fines And Decrepit Conditions

Friday, June 06, 2014

Six Americans have been detained in Honduras for the last month, jailed on suspicion of smuggling arms. The Americans claim the guns they carried were for personal protection against pirates.


World Cup Fans Preoccupied With Soccer's Version Of Baseball Cards

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

World Cup stickers called Paninis have been traded for five decades around the globe. Every four years, the Italy-based publisher Panini releases World Cup souvenir sticker albums.


Mexico City's Campaign To Encourage Breast-Feeding Backfires

Monday, May 26, 2014

Breast-feeding rates in Mexico are among the lowest in Latin America. But a campaign to encourage the practice featured topless actresses, drawing sharp criticism from some women's groups.


With Cartels On The Run, Mexican Lime Farmers Keep More Of The Green

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thanks to a big spring crop in Veracruz and police crackdowns on drug cartels, high prices for Mexican limes are falling earthward, just in time for summer cocktails. Mexican farmers are celebrating.


Mexican Vigilantes Keep Arms Despite Deadline

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mexican civilians in Michoacan State have taken up arms to fight the murderous Knights Templar cartel. Saturday is the deadline for vigilantes to register their weapons with the police.


Thousands March In Mexico City On May Day

Friday, May 02, 2014

Demonstrators protested new laws, which take aim at everything from the education system to the state-controlled oil industry.


A Mystery For Millennia, This Ancient Pyramid May Crumble Soon

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Sun Pyramid, built by ancient pre-Aztecs around 100 B.C., is in trouble. A bad reconstruction job a century ago may be causing one side of the pyramid to dry out, and some say it could crumble.


Tijuana's New Breed Of Entrepreneurs Create Technical Businesses

Friday, March 28, 2014

In the Mexican border city of Tijuana, entrepreneurs are going after a share of the Internet economy that usually goes to Asia. At a business incubator, they want to work with U.S. tech companies.


In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's enough to leave you crying in your margarita: Lime prices are so high these days that in Mexico, organized gangs have even started stealing the fruit. Prices are no better stateside.


Drug Cartel Boss Dies A Second Time

Monday, March 10, 2014

Nazario Moreno, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, is dead — again. He was wrongly confirmed dead in 2010, but now, Mexican authorities claim they know "100 percent" that they killed him.


Mexican Judges Rule 'El Chapo' Will Stand Trial In Mexico First

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The arrest of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman is a coup for Mexican authorities. Now comes the tussle over where he will be tried. He's wanted in at least seven U.S. federal districts.