A dish created by chef Guillermo Pernot, a master of "Nuevo Latino" cuisine. He says his food carries influences from many groups, including the Spanish, Africans, Chinese, French and Americans. Courtesy of Guillermo Pernot. hide caption

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Like countries throughout the Americas, Argentina is feverishly drilling for oil and gas. Workers are shown here at a derrick in the desert in southern Argentina. Juan Forero for NPR hide caption

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Mexican author Carlos Fuentes poses for a photo after a news conference in Mexico City on March 12. Fuentes died Tuesday at a hospital in Mexico City. He was 83. Alexandre Meneghini/AP hide caption

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U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadet Orlando Morel reviews a logbook in the generator room aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle on June 23. Morel was 6 years old when he and his mother were rescued by the Coast Guard while leaving Haiti. Morel graduated Wednesday from the academy in New London, Conn. NyxoLyno Cangemi/AP hide caption

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Conservator Angelyn Bass cleans and stabilizes the surface of a wall of a Mayan house that dates to the ninth century. The figure of a man who may have been the town scribe appears on the wall to her left. Tyrone Turner/Copyright 2012 National Geographic hide caption

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For her installation titled Condemned, Lorena Gutierrez used sheets of holographic vinyl and a custom-built cage with neon-light bars. Nick Miroff/NPR hide caption

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A woman lights a candle during a tribute to slain Mexican journalists at the Monument of Independence in Mexico City on May 5. The vigil took place to protest violence against the press after the brutal murders of four journalists in Veracruz state. Sashenka Gutierrez/EPA/Landov hide caption

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North Korea's Yu Jong Hui (left) and Colombia's Orianica Velasquez battle for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup on July 6, 2011, in Bochum, Germany. Joern Pollex/Getty Images hide caption

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other defendants accused of the 9/11 attacks refused to cooperate when they went before a military commission in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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