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Acid Attacks A Rising Menace For Colombian Women
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Sophia Martelly: Haitians 'More Open' About HIV
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Activists Fear Brazil's Triumph Over HIV Has Fizzled
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HIV Prevention Drug Truvada No Quick Fix For Brazil's Epidemic
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Prisoners Pedal For Parole In Small Brazilian City
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El Salvador's Streets Safer, Thanks To Gang Truce
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, seen speaking during a TV program in Caracas on June 15, will compete with former opposition governor Henrique Capriles and other candidates in October's presidential elections. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela Begins Debate On Future Without Chavez
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Since 1978, Rosa Tarlovsky de Roisinblit has waged a relentless search to find her daughter, Patricia, who was kidnapped by military henchmen and never seen again. Twelve years ago, Roisinblit did find Patricia's son, who is now in his 30s. Silvina Frydlewsky for NPR hide caption

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At Last, A Verdict On Argentina's 'Stolen Children'
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Old Politics Are New Again In Mexico
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The TV series Pablo Escobar: Boss of Evil, starring Andres Parra as the eponymous Colombian drug lord, is revisiting a dark period in the country's history. Caracol Television hide caption

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Colombia Relives Escobar's Reign Of Terror, On TV
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In Mexico, The Old Is New Again
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What The Mexico Elections Mean For The U.S.
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