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Carrie Kahn

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A Mexican Teachers' Strike Turns Deadly

Saturday, July 09, 2016

The teacher's union has blocked roads to protest mandatory testing and demand more funding. Meanwhile, the security forces have killed activists.

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Deadly Clashes Break Out Between Police And Striking Mexican Teachers

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Mexico's teachers union blocked roads into Oaxaca state to protest the government's demand that teachers take qualifying exams. The prolonged strike and roadblocks have led to food and gas shortages.

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'Like Water For Chocolate' Author Is Out With A Crime Thriller

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

In her novel, Pierced by the Sun, Laura Esquivel tackles crime and corruption in modern-day Mexico and boasts a female protagonist. The book has just been published in English.

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Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor And Nobel Laureate, Dies At 87

Saturday, July 02, 2016

After surviving the Nazi death camps, Wiesel advocated on behalf of victims of hate and persecution around the world. He died Saturday at the age of 87.

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Mexico Gets First Independent Gas Station In Over 75 Years

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The first non-state-run gas station has opened in Mexico in more than 75 years, breaking the monopoly on fuel and opening the possibility that fuel prices could become more competitive.

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Expanded Panama Canal Debuts At A Difficult Time For International Shipping

Monday, June 27, 2016

Troubled by delays and more than a billion dollars over budget, the new Panama Canal took more than a decade to build. Can the project payoff amid a changing and slumping shipping industry?

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Expanded Canal Opens In Panama

Sunday, June 26, 2016

After about a decade of construction and a $5 billion price tag, a new, bigger canal has opened in Panama. It's been a source of national pride for Panamanians.

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As Panama Canal Expands, Many In The Country Feel Left Out Of Its Windfalls

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Panama Canal opens an expanded lane Sunday that will allow megaships to pass. It's good news for the nation, but residents in the city of Colon, near the canal, think they're being shortchanged.

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The $5 Billion Panama Canal Expansion Opens Sunday, Amidst Shipping Concerns

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Panama is celebrating the reopening of the canal. But people of the city of Colon have a different view of the waterway. They feel their city, the Atlantic gateway, doesn't receive enough benefits.

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Via Cargo Ships and Jungle Treks, Africans Dream Of Reaching The U.S.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

One of the lesser known tales of the world migrant crisis is taking place in Central America, where hundreds of Africans are landing with dreams of making it to the U.S.

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Highway 101: A Trip Down One Of Mexico's Most Dangerous Roads

Monday, June 06, 2016

One of Mexico's most treacherous highways passes through the northern border state of Tamaulipas. It is infamous for all the bandits, organized crime gangs and contraband that ride on it.

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In Mexico, Candidates Sling Serious Mud In Tamaulipas

Friday, June 03, 2016

Mexico is witnessing its dirtiest election campaign season ever, and nowhere is that more evident than the northern border state of Tamaulipas. Candidates are accusing each other of ties to drug cartels and political alliances are shifting fast.

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Surge Of Central American Migrants To U.S. Could Rival 2014 Wave

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Thousands of migrants fleeing violence in Central America are again trekking across Mexico to seek sanctuary in the U.S. Observers say the summer surge could rival the wave of migrants who arrived in 2014. NPR explores what is behind the exodus.

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Mexico's President Proposes Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mexico's president says he wants to change the Mexican constitution to make same-sex marriage legal. He even decorated his Twitter account with the rainbow flag. Who knew he was such a big proponent of gay rights?

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A Wider, Deeper Panama Canal Prepares To Open Its Locks

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5 billion project, opens next month and aims to triple the canal's capacity with bigger ships. A Chinese freighter will be the first one through the new locks.

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Panama Papers Fallout Hurts A Reputation Panama Thought It Had Fixed

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Panama has improved transparency in its banking and legal sectors, and its economy is a bright spot in Latin America. But the Panama Papers have hurt the country's reputation.

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Panel Accuses Mexico Of Torturing Suspects In Missing Students Probe

Monday, April 25, 2016

It's been 18 months since the disappearance and presumed death of 43 students in southern Mexico. An independent investigative panel on Sunday issued a scathing indictment of the government.

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At Party Congress, Fidel Castro Speaks Of His Mortality

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Despite the recent U.S.-Cuba opening, Fidel's brother Raúl Castro, re-elected as party leader, referred to the U.S. as the "enemy."

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Are Cuba's Communist Leaders Ready For Life Without Castro?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Under a cloud of secrecy, the island's top leaders are gathering for a party meeting that may usher in the beginning of the post-Castro world.

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In Mexico City, The Return Of Terrible Smog

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Mexico City has its worst smog in more than a decade. The government has ordered cars off the street one day a week, but city planners say that isn't a long-term solution.

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