Members of the Salvadoran police squad "The Hawks" search suspected gang members in San Salvador. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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El Salvador Grapples With Upswing In Drug Traffic

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Soldiers walk past part of a message written in blood at the site of a massacre at a ranch in northern Guatemala on May 16. The message is a warning to Otto Salguero — the owner of the ranch, according to local media. Guatemalan authorities blame the killings on the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas. Moises Castillo/AP hide caption

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Mexican Cartels Spread Violence To Central America

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The Soumaya Museum in Mexico City was designed by Carlos Slim's son-in-law and houses Slim's collection of more than 65,000 pieces. It is dominated by works from European and Mexican artists. Walter Shintani/LatinContent/Getty Images hide caption

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World's Richest Man Opens Flashy Museum In Mexico

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After Son's Death, Poet Fights Mexican Drug Violence

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Soldiers escort 14-year-old Edgar Jimenez Lugo, also known as "El Ponchis," after his arrest in the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico, last December. Jimenez is suspected of working as a killer for a drug cartel and confessed to participating in four beheadings. Antonio Sierra/AP hide caption

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War Turning Mexican Kids Into Targets, Killers

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Gilberto Morales Pedraza, 20, as Jesus Christ, leads the disciples through the streets of the Mexico City neighborhood of Ixtapalapa. This is the 168th year that residents of this neighborhood have re-enacted Christ's final days in Jerusalem, his crucifixion and his resurrection. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Mexicans Hope For Miracles In Staging Of The Passion

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Juana Sanchez, 57, waits for news about her 38-year-old son, who has been missing since May 2010, in front of the morgue in Matamoros, in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, on Friday. Alexandre Meneghini/AP hide caption

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Mexicans Look For Missing After Mass Graves Found

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Then-candidate Michel Martelly casts his ballot at a polling station during a presidential runoff in Port-au-Prince, on March 20. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Novice Politician, Pop Star Haiti's President-To-Be

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A farmer stands in front of a mountain of spinach, disposed after gathering in Fukushima, Japan, on March 26. The government has banned the sale of milk, spinach and other leafy vegetables from Fukushima and neighboring prefectures. Jun Yasukawa/Yomiuri Shimbun/AP hide caption

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For Fukushima's Farmers, Growing Uncertainty

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In Quake-Struck Japan, Businesses Try To Rebuild

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On March 27, members of the environmental group Greenpeace monitor contamination levels at Iitate village near the Fukushima nuclear complex, just outside the 12-mile mandatory evacuation zone. The area is not under any order to evacuate, yet nearly half of Iitate's 6,000 residents have fled town. Christian Aslund/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Outside Japan's Evacuation Zone, Villages In Limbo

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Japanese workers load the body of a elderly man into the back of a cargo truck after finding him dead in the wreckage of Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, on March 23. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Japanese Workers Unite To Rebuild Post-Tragedy

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Survivors push bicycles along streets Thursday in the devastated city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, in northeastern Japan. The powerful earthquake and resulting tsunami devastated the area about two weeks ago. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Japanese School A Blessing And A Curse For Students

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A woman carries fuel as lines of people wait with hopes of filling containers in Fukushima city on March 20. Wally Santana/AP hide caption

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In Fukushima City Shelter, Evacuees Imagine Future

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Life Gets A Little Easier For Residents Of Sendai

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