The Year In Tweets
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Mayas Struggle With Poverty, Honoring Their Roots
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Maya Enjoy Tourism Boost From 'End Of The World' Travelers
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A hilltop view of the 18-foot fence along the U.S.-Mexico border west of Nogales, Ariz. Ted Robbins/NPR hide caption

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Is The Border Secure Enough To Tackle The Immigration System?
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A man worships at the synagogue in Bello using a prayer book, the Siddur Birkat Shelomo, in which Spanish, Hebrew and phonetic versions are offered. Paul Smith for NPR hide caption

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'Lost Jews' Of Colombia Say They've Found Their Roots
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Tourists are seen in front of the "Gran Jaguar" Mayan temple at the Tikal archaeological site in Guatemala, where ceremonies will be held to celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Baktun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era on December 21. Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Maya Expert: The 'End Of Times' Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients'
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Persistence, Bribes Got Wal-Mart Into Mexican Town
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Luis La Rosa, left, and Harry Henry on one of their last days at work on the U.S. Naval Station Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Suzette Laboy/AP hide caption

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Immigration Changes 'Gotta Happen This Year'
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Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro, center, addresses the nation flanked by Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez, left, and National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday. Efrain Gonzalez/AP hide caption

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John McAfee, in Guatemala City before his detention. Johan Ordonez /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's Chavez Headed For More Cancer Surgery
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