Mexico has seen a dramatic reduction in poverty with a program that pays poor mothers to keep their families healthy and keep their children in school. Will it end what's called "the culture of poverty?" Would it work in the US? Also the winter weather turns worse on travelers, and Israel and the Palestinians are on the brink of a new escalation, but Christian visitors are getting a break in Bethlehem.
Banner image: New York mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) speaks 24 April, 2007 in Toluca, Mexico with Beatriz Zavala, Mexican minister of Social Development during a visit to know about the governmental program 'Opportunities' aiming to deliver economic support low income people. Photo: Mario Vazquez/AFP/Getty Images