Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe (left) speaks during a public congressional hearing in Bogota earlier this month about allegations that the country's intelligence service spied on high court judges during his government. Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Wiretapping Scandal Shakes Colombia

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Chavez Wants Gold Holdings Moved To Venezuela

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Chilean Students Demand Education Reforms

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In the rural mountains of central Colombia, young cyclists such as these train in hopes of competing on the professional cycling circuit. Colombian riders are famous for their ability to withstand pain. Courtesy of Adam Liebendorfer hide caption

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Colombian Cyclists Dream Of Racing Out Of Poverty

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Real Madrid has signed 7-year-old soccer prodigy Leonel Angel Coira from Argentina. Family Photo/AP hide caption

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Is This Kid A Soccer Star? Sign Him Up Just In Case

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Jaime Jruz, son of Russian immigrants and leader of the Jewish community of Villa Dominguez, is one of the last Jewish gauchos found in this area. Jruz is still working on this farm, where he was born and grew up. Silvina Frydlewsky/for NPR hide caption

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Argentina's Jewish Villages Keep Traditions Alive

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The Chaos And Comedy Of Mexico's Cantinflas

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Samuel Avalos waves after being rescued at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, in October 2010. A year after the tragedy, some of the miners are still unemployed and dealing with the mental impact of the collapse. Roberto Candia/AP hide caption

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A Year Later, Chilean Miners Sift Through Trauma

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Robert Kiernan, a Border Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agent, scans for signs that people have been in the area. Ted Robbins/NPR hide caption

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Illegal Border Crossings Fewer But Just As Deadly

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Centruroides sculpturatus, or bark scorpion, is the only scorpion species that is dangerous to humans. It lives mainly in Arizona but has turned up in New Mexico and southern Nevada. Monica Ortiz Uribe/NPR hide caption

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Mexico To The Rescue In America's 'Venom Belt'

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Chilean Miner Exhibit Recounts 69 Days Of Drama

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