In Acapulco, Mexico, teachers are out on strike at more than a hundred schools because of spiraling violence related to the country's drug war. Here, a child looks at a sign announcing the closure of a school in Acapulco, Sept. 1. Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Public workers march with a banner that reads in Spanish "More jobs, zero layoffs" in San Juan on Oct. 15, 2009. Thousands of protesters gathered at Puerto Rico's financial hub to demonstrate against Gov. Luis Fortuno and the layoffs of more than 20,000 public employees. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Mexican journalists march in a protest against violence directed against the media on Sept. 11, in Mexico City. Drug cartels, which have been responsible for many of the deaths, are now intimidating social media sites. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexican authorities guard the site where 35 bodies were found beneath an overpass Tuesday in Boca del Rio in Veracruz State. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The National Geographic Society has released its first official map of Cuba in more than a century. Click here for a closer look. Courtesy of the National Geographic Society hide caption

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An employee sells products in a religious articles store in Havana, Cuba, in this file photo from January. After Cuban President Raul Castro authorized private businesses as part of economic reforms, Cubans are making their debut as small business owners. Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A view of the Campo Rubiales oil field camp in eastern Colombia, in April 2010. Colombia's oil production has doubled since 2005 with the help of oil workers who were fired nearly a decade ago by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez. Jose Miguel Gomez/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Employees work on an oil rig operated by Cuba and China in Havana in April. A Chinese-built rig is expected to begin drilling exploratory wells off Cuba's northwest coast as early as November, raising environmental concerns in the U.S. Adalberto Roque /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's energy company, Petrobras, inaugurated a new offshore platform on June 3 in Angra dos Reis. Brazil has located major offshore oil fields and plans to greatly increase production in the coming years. Ari Versiani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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