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The Challenge: Curb Violence In Most Violent City. Hint: Nuns Can Help

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This year, at Emory University's global health challenge, students had to come up with clever solutions for a pressing problem. Only it wasn't a superbug. It was the extreme violence in Honduras.

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Morning Edition

Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

Monday, March 30, 2015

For a decade, Venezuela sold oil at subsidized payment rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.

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All Things Considered

Cholita, An Abused Bear In Peru, Gets A New Home In Colorado

Monday, March 30, 2015

An animal welfare group says it now has permission to bring the Andean bear to a sanctuary in Colorado along with more than 30 lions that have been removed from circuses.

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In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Discord

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.

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All Things Considered

LISTEN: A Cuban Protest Singer On The State Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

Friday, March 27, 2015

For decades, Carlos Varela has doled out incisive criticism of the Cuban government. On our recent visit to Havana, he sang a song he says reflects the mood of the country at this historic moment.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Refugee Program Ignores Dangers Children Face, Critics Say

Friday, March 27, 2015

The White House has been trying to stem the flow of unaccompanied children into the U.S. from Mexico. Steve Inskeep talks to Human Rights Watch's Bill Felick and the State Department's Simon Henshaw.

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All Things Considered

A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana

Thursday, March 26, 2015

One of the revolution's core promises was an egalitarian society. But as Cuba opens up, one of the unintended consequences may be more inequality.

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All Things Considered

In Havana, A Journey Into The Forbidden With A Provocative Artist

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In December, Tania Bruguera planned a performance at Revolution Square. She ended up in jail and had her passport taken. Now she returns to the scene of her alleged crime. This time for an interview.

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All Things Considered

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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Notorious Mexican Criminals Say Prison Conditions Are Inhumane

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nearly 140 inmates, including Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez Villarreal, complain of dirty cells, spoiled food and filthy conjugal rooms at Mexico's maximum security prison.

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All Things Considered

With Improved Relations, Are The U.S. And Cuba Ready To Play Ball?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cuban baseball has been struggling. A lack of money means facilities are in disrepair. Defections mean some of the best players have left. But new relations with the U.S. may mean new opportunities.

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TB Patients That The World Writes Off Are Getting Cured In Peru

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

When a person is diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the treatment is so long and painful that some countries decide it's not worth bothering. Partners In Health disagrees.

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All Things Considered

An Object Of Desire: Hope And Yearning For The Internet In Cuba

Monday, March 23, 2015

Without a doubt, the Internet in Cuba is tough. The politics are thorny; getting it is difficult. But there are signs that change is on the horizon.

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Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez rarely fell in the ring, but alcohol and drugs knocked him down for decades. He's clean now and telling his story to help fellow Mexicans get clean too.

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Mexico's High Court Overturns Murder Conviction Of Man Jailed For 23 Years

Friday, March 20, 2015

The country's Supreme Court ruled that Alfonso Martin del Campo Dodd, who holds both U.S. and Mexican citizenship, was convicted based entirely on a confession derived by torture.

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#NPRreads: From Supreme Court Justice To The Notorious R.B.G.

Friday, March 20, 2015

For your weekend, here are four recommendations: How Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an Internet meme, how The Great Wave went viral, a profile of Hugh Hewitt and why 4Chan's founder walked away.

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Solar Eclipse Wows Parts Of Europe, Middle East And Russia

Friday, March 20, 2015

The eclipse, total in some areas far north and partial for many others, lasted about 2 1/2 hours and was visible from South America to Asia.

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Morning Edition

Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A study that followed more than 3,000 babies into adulthood found those who were breast-fed had slightly higher IQ test scores, stayed in school longer and earned more money as adults.

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Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.

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Morning Edition

In Mexico, A Fight Over Press Freedom

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Mexican broadcaster has fired one of the country's most prestigious journalists and set off a firestorm over freedom of expression and the press.

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