- Making News: The 'Tsunami Generation'
In the wake of last week's deadly tsunami, millions of orphaned children now face not just disease and hunger, but abuse and exploitation as well. The United Nations Children's Fund estimates that there are at least 3,000 children orphaned in Indonesia alone. UNICEF spokesperson Lisa Szarkowski says the disaster has exacerbated a problem already prevalent in this part of the world.
- Reporter's Notebook: Mexico Issues Handbook on Illegal Border-Crossing
Since America's crackdown along the Mexican border, immigrants without papers are taking riskier routes to get to their destination. A rising death toll has led the Mexican government to publish an illustrated handbook on crossing the border safely. That guide, which tells migrants to carry enough water, follow railroad tracks and utility lines, and wear the right clothing, has anti-immigrant groups angry, reports the Los Angeles Times' Solomon Moore.
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