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Morning Edition

Sao Paulo's Drought Pits Water Prospectors Against Wildcatters

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Geologists say the problem with wildcatters is that new wells are contaminating Sao Paulo's natural aquifer not to mention damaging the structure of many buildings.

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Morning Edition

Explorers Discover Ancient Lost City In Honduran Jungle

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chris Fisher, an archaeologist who recently returned from the site of a lost city, says that some of the objects there looked as if they hadn't been touched in centuries.

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Morning Edition

Many Unaccompanied Minors No Longer Alone, But Still In Limbo

Monday, March 09, 2015

Many of the thousands of youths who arrived in the U.S. in 2014 now live with family, awaiting hearings on whether they can stay. But finding legal and mental health assistance remains a challenge.

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Obama Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela, Invoking Emergency Powers

Monday, March 09, 2015

Citing an "erosion of human rights guarantees," President Obama issues an executive order imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela's military and intelligence services.

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Venezuela's Maduro Sees Only Plots As His Economy Crumbles

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Venezuela's president is expelling most U.S. diplomats and demanding Americans secure visas to enter the country. Critics say it's an effort to draw attention from the the nation's economic meltdown.

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All Things Considered

Monarch Butterfly Population Rejuvenated After Last Year's Record Low

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico, and conservationists are applauding the country's crack down on illegal loggers who contributed to habitat loss and decline of the species. Now they are turning their attention to the U.S. to help save the migratory insect.

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Morning Edition

Government Cracks Down On 'Birth Tourism' In Southern Calif.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Federal agents searched about 50 locations in Southern California on Tuesday for evidence of "maternal tourism" operations there.

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LOOK: Pictures Of The Villarrica Volcano's Eruption In Chile

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The volcano spewed heavy smoke into the air and lava down its slopes, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people in southern Chile.

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Morning Edition

Euthanasia Is Illegal In Chile; Young Patient Wants Right To Die

Monday, March 02, 2015

In Chile, a 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis has posted an online video asking the country's president to allow her to die. The case prompted a raging discussion on assisted suicide.

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Venezuela Cuts American Embassy Staff, Restricts U.S. Travel

Sunday, March 01, 2015

President Nicolas Maduro accused Washington of "gringo" meddling and placed several individuals, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Marco Rubio, on a list of people banned from the country.

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More U.S.-Cuba Talks Ahead, Including Human Rights Dialogue

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The United States hosted a second round of talks with Cuba aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and re-opening embassies.

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After Second Round Of Talks, Cubans, Americans Emerge Upbeat

Friday, February 27, 2015

Roberta Jacobson, the American diplomat leading the talks, said the talks were "productive and encouraging" and a U.S. embassy could open in Havana by April.

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Mexican Attorney General Who Handled Case Of Vanished Students Will Step Down

Friday, February 27, 2015

Jesus Murillo Karam ran the investigation when 43 college students disappeared.

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All Things Considered

U.S., Cuba Work On Plans To Upgrade Diplomatic Posts

Friday, February 27, 2015

At the State Department on Friday the U.S. and Cuba held high level talks as they try to thaw a half century freeze in relations. They are working on plans to upgrade diplomatic posts in Havana and Washington, D.C. to full embassies.

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All Things Considered

Major Mexican Cartel Leader Arrested

Friday, February 27, 2015

Another Mexican cartel leader is behind bars. Police arrested Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a leader in the Knights Templar cartel. The cartel trafficked methamphetamine in the United States and once dominated the Mexican state of Michoacan through extortion, killings and kidnapping.

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Mexico Says Leader Of Knights Templar Cartel Captured

Friday, February 27, 2015

Authorities say they have detained Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most wanted men in the country.

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How Tents And Fried Chicken Help Stop Cancer

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There's little money for cancer care in the developing world. And many children with curable cancers die. Two doctors believe it's time to stop accepting cancer as a death sentence in poor countries.

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All Things Considered

Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.

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Judge Throws Out Cover-Up Allegations Against Argentine President

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The judge ruled prosecutors' claims against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner failed to meet standards for an investigation. She was accused of covering up Iran's alleged role in a bombing.

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Morning Edition

'No End In Sight' For Sept. 11 Proceedings At Guantanamo Bay

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Endless preliminary motions, official shenanigans and a lack of legal precedent have mired the recently created war court in fitful proceedings. It could be years before the case ever goes to trial.

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