Jason BeaubienJason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
Relatives and friends of Rodolfo Torre, candidate for governor in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, attend his funeral in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
Mexican marines run down a street after a gun battle erupted Wednesday in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico. A national newspaper reported that on Monday 96 people were assassinated in drug-related violence across the country — the highest daily death toll since Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels in December 2006.
The U.S. Agency for International Development has contracted with relief groups to hire Haitians to clear rubble in the coastal city of Leogane. They also hope to get locals involved in the rebuilding process.
A man holds his son's hand while soldiers patrol the Tivoli Gardens neighborhood in Kingston on Thursday. More than 70 people have died during several days of gun battles, the government said, but the reputed drug kingpin who was the target of the raids may have fled the country.