Mariachi music, with its colorfully dressed musicians, has become the musical emblem of Mexico. And for nearly a century it has been making inroads in Los Angeles and other U.S. cities with large Mexican communities. VOA's Arturo Martinez reports.
The death of super star Debbie Reynolds just a day after the passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher is the latest in a string of celebrity losses this year. VOA's Arash Arabasadi has a look at those who died in 2016 and how people around the world remembered them.