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Carrie Kahn

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Salvadorean Children Hope To Reunite With Parents Under U.S. Program

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Under a new program started this year, children from Central America who fear for their lives in their home country and have a relative living legally in the U.S. can petition for refugee status. In part two of NPR's look at one family's attempt to reunite under the program, a story of two children in El Salvador who haven't seen their father in more than 16 years.

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As Panama's Economy Booms, So Do Concerns Over Debt And The Environment

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.

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A Father In California, Kids In El Salvador, And New Hope To Reunite

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S. southern border last year, fleeing violence in Central America. This year the Obama administration hopes to forestall a new wave with a quiet new program.

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How Mexico Quietly Legalized Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A series of low-profile court rulings culminated with a Supreme Court decision this month that says limiting marriage to a man and a woman was discriminatory and in violation of the constitution.

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Mexican Celebrities Face Fines For Election Tweets

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mexico strictly forbids campaigning in the days before an election. But last Sunday, some of the country's best known TV stars, singers and sports greats tweeted their support for the Green Party.

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Mexico's Midterm Elections Marred By Violence

Monday, June 08, 2015

Mexicans went to the polls on Sunday to elect the lower house of Congress, 9 governors and hundreds of local officials and mayors. There was violence, especially in the southern part of the country.

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As Many As Six Candidates Murdered In Run Up To Mexican Elections

Friday, June 05, 2015

The candidates murdered were running in the most restive states in Mexico, where corruption and drug trafficking violence are the top issues on the minds of voters. Elections will occur Sunday.

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Former Vigilante Campaigns In Dangerous Mexican State Ahead Of Sunday's Election

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Hipolito Mora, who began a vigilante movement in the restive state of Michoacan, has not only laid down arms, but wants to be the local congressman. He was jailed twice for murder but was released.

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El Salvador's Slain Archbishop Romero Moves A Step Closer To Sainthood

Monday, May 25, 2015

Celebrations in El Salvador honored the life of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was beatified on Saturday. Catholics paid tribute to the man who fought for the poor during the country's civil war.

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Accusations Pile Up Against Panama's Former President

Sunday, May 24, 2015

One of Central America's richest and most eccentric former politicians, Ricardo Martinelli, may soon face charges for stealing millions of dollars from the government during his five years in power.

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What Archbishop Romero's Beatification Means For El Salvador Today

Friday, May 22, 2015

Saturday's ceremony ends a long fight for recognition of the staunch defender of the poor, who was assassinated in 1980. But some say the violence-wracked country is no better now than it was then.

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Mexican Girl Reunites With Her Parents After Case Of Mistaken Identity

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A 14-year-old Mexican girl pulled screaming from her classroom by police and sent to a woman in Texas, has been returned home after DNA tests proved she is not the Houston woman's daughter.

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In Panama, Restoring Streets And Reforming Gangs At The Same Time

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Like its Central American neighbors, Panama is dealing with a rise in gangs, but a hotel developer has taken on several of the gangs in his neighborhood, offering them rehabilitation, jobs and hope.

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2016 Presidential Field Expands; Obama Returns From Americas Summit

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton has made it official: she's running for president in 2016. Sen. Marco Rubio is set to announce his presidential plans Monday. In Panama, leaders wrapped up the Summit of the Americas.

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At Summit, All Eyes On Meeting Between Obama And Castro

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Leaders of the Western Hemisphere are wrapping up the Summit of the Americas. A meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro has been the most anticipated moment of the conference.

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President Obama, Raul Castro To Share Face Time At Americas Summit

Friday, April 10, 2015

The leaders of all 35 nations in the Western Hemisphere gather for the first time ever this week at the Summit of the Americas.

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Pro, Anti-Castro Demonstrators Clash At Panama Summit

Friday, April 10, 2015

On the sidelines of the Americas summit, tensions rose for a second day between pro and anti-Castro participants. On Wednesday, two opposing Cuban groups actually came to blows at a Panama City park.

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Cuban Dissidents, Castro Supporters Throw Fists At Americas Summit

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A scuffle between members of a Cuban delegation and anti-Castro groups has raised tensions in Panama, ahead of the Summit of the Americas.

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She's 66 And Finally Getting Electricity. Bring On The Ice Cream!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Haiti has long relied on NGOs for aid. But the village of Tuffet is now on the grid — and paying for its power. "It's better when you pay for something," a resident says. "It doesn't go away then."

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Mexican Drug Lords File Complaint Over Inhumane Prison Conditions

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Some of Mexico's most infamous drug traffickers, including El Chapo Guzman and Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez Villarreal, have written a letter to the country's National Human Rights Commission.

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