Brazilian Middle Class Expands As Economy Surges

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Children as young as 7 are among the scavengers at the dump on the outskirts of Honduras' second-largest city, San Pedro Sula. Living conditions in Honduras, already one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere, have worsened since a coup in June removed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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In Poor Honduras, Election Brings Hope For Stability

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Belkis Ayon

Cuba Was A Canvas For Artist Belkis Ayon

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Latin America Sees Increase In African Refugees

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Socialite's School Brings Hope To Brazilian Slum

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A new report by a human rights organization says the current Cuban regime, headed by President Raul Castro, uses an "Orwellian" law to keep dissidents locked up. Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Study: Repression Continues In Raul's Cuba

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A migrant from Guatemala who did not want to be identified walks along the railroad tracks toward a northern-bound freight train in Guadalajara, Mexico, last month. Carlos Jasso/AP hide caption

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New Perils In Mexico For U.S.-Bound Migrants

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Argentine Fans Cheer Change In Soccer TV Rights

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Mexico's Drug Violence Gives Rise To Vigilantism

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Cubans are being asked to offer their own thoughts about economic reforms. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cubans Warily Test Their New Freedom To Criticize

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Covering more than 750 acres, the sprawling Central de Abasto in Mexico City is billed as Latin America's largest market. Shoppers and vendors here are feeling the effects of the country's economic downturn. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Pain Of Global Downturn Persists In Mexico

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Migrants walk next to the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, in September 2009. The U.S. recession has serious repercussions on the Mexican economy, which relies heavily on remittances from its workers in the U.S. Guillermo Arias/AP hide caption

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U.S. Woes Cut Cash Flow From Mexican Migrants

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CNN Columnist: Immigration Reform Must Wait

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Illinois Congressman: Immigration Reform Cannot Wait

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