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All Things Considered

Western Hemisphere Wipes Out Its Third Virus

Thursday, April 30, 2015

It took 15 years and 250 million vaccines, but this week, health authorities officially declared North America and South America free of rubella — a virus that can cause severe birth defects.

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All Things Considered

Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Protest At U.S. Embassy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The men, resettled there after years in detention, say they aren't getting enough assistance. Camped outside the U.S. Embassy, they are seeking housing and other help reintegrating into society.

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Morning Edition

Thrown Mango Bonks Venezuela's President In The Head

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Inscribed on the mango was a message. A woman wanted help finding an apartment. Instead of having her arrested, President Nicolas Maduro rectified her housing problems.

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Morning Edition

GOP Measure Would Make It Harder For Obama To Empty Guantanamo

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

One of President Obama's first promises in office was to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. Congress, however, is trying to shut down the effort to empty the camp of all its inmates.

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Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

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TED Radio Hour

What Happens When You Run a Company With (Almost) No Rules?

Friday, April 24, 2015

When Ricardo Semler became the CEO of his father's company, he reorganized it with the belief that less management and more flexibility meant a better workplace and bigger profits.

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Morning Edition

Kidnappers In Mexico Now Target Undocumented Migrants

Friday, April 24, 2015

David Greene talks with Sarah Stillman of The New Yorker about her report on kidnappers in Mexico who are grabbing thousands of Central American migrants every year, as they travel to the U.S.

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Morning Edition

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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All Things Considered

Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Brazilian performer was a huge hit with American audiences who loved her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice. But she's been less appreciated in her homeland — until now.

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Morning Edition

Sad And Smelly: Massive Fish Die-Off At Rio's 2016 Olympic Site

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More than 50 tons of dead fish have been removed from a Rio de Janeiro lagoon slated to host Olympic events. Specialists blame algae blooms but water quality has been a concern for Olympic organizers.

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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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Pope 'Considering' Cuba Visit, Vatican Says

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Holy See is in talks for Francis to make a trip to the island nation in September. The pontiff helped forge a breakthrough in relations between Havana and Washington.

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White House Says It Will Remove Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The move is just one part of the Obama administration's push to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Morning Edition

Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano, Critic Of Capitalism, Dies At 74

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Galeano's 1971 book Open Veins of Latin America was a fierce critique of U.S. and European imperialism. It made him an enemy of the right-wing governments that ruled much of Latin America at the time.

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Morning Edition

Republicans Are Making Foreign Policy The Obamacare Of The 2016 Election

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The GOP still has the health care law in its sights, but now it also promises to do away with the president's opening to Cuba and nascent deal on nuclear development with Iran.

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With A Handshake And More, Obama Shifts U.S.-Latin America Policy

Monday, April 13, 2015

The president made history by shaking hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas. There was less talk about the drug trade and the military, and more talk about economic opportunity.

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Morning Edition

Right-Wing Comics, Young Libertarian Keep Protests Going In Brazil

Monday, April 13, 2015

Anti-government protests in Brazil are entering their second month. Some of the new faces of the latest protest movement include a 19-year-old Libertarian who wants to take the president down.

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All Things Considered

Brazilians Protest Massive Government Corruption Scandal

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Across the country, Brazilians took to the streets to protest a scandal at the state oil company, which has implicated members of the government, senior politicians and businessmen.

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In 'Distant Marvels,' A Witness To Revolutions Tells Cuba's Story

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Chantel Acevedo's latest novel opens in 1963 and focuses on octogenarian Maria Sirena, part of a Cuban generation that lived through both the war of independence from Spain and the Cuban Revolution.

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Obama, Castro Meet In 'Spirit Of Openness'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shared a stage for the first time since the U.S. and Cuba began moving toward normalizing relations.

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