Not all American voters support shoring up the border with Mexico to keep illegal immigrants out. Meet Diana Romero, who told FRANCE 24 reporters she would rather see taxpayer's money spent on other projects.
In New Mexico, where 40% of the population is Hispanic, both political parties are trying to exploit an increasing split between older and younger generations. The southern part of the state, however, remains a Republican stronghold.
In this edition: reactions online to the sending of European observers to Georgia, the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City and Twitter enters the US presidential campaign.
After 9/11, the US government decided to offer legal residents a chance to obtain citizenship by enlisting in the army. Fernando del Solar, whose 20-year-old Mexican son died in Iraq in March 2003, calls it a trap.
Celebrations for Mexico's independence day ended in bloodshed on Monday after suspected drug gang hitmen threw two grenades into a packed crowd in the city of Morelia, leaving at least seven dead and many more wounded.
Mexican police found 24 bodies, with their hands tied and bullet wounds in their heads, dumped outside a small town near the capital Mexico City, in one of the most grisly discoveries yet in a spree of recent drug gang killings.
FRANCE 24's weekly review of the Americas brings you to Mexico, where football is been played the Maya way with Pok ta Pok. Also in this week's show: the US getting fond of slow food and the repercussions Gustav on the Republican Convention.
Tens of thousands of Mexicans marched in mass demonstrations throughout the country Saturday to protest against escalating crime. Despite a government crackdown, gang killings and kidnappings are on the rise.