Residents relax in the courtyard of the Vision in Action asylum in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. social services are in short supply in Juarez, and many have no place else to go. Alexandre Meneghini/AP hide caption

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A fisherman cycles past the U.S. Interests Section building, behind right, in Havana in May. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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Standing in their backyard in Cochas Grande, Peru, Katya and Blanca Cantos, hold the fruit of their labor. The gourd at left shows scenes from a potato harvest. The just-started gourd at right will tell the story of an ancestor's epic trek. Josh Cogan/Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archive, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Panama City's skyline. Arnulfo Franco/AP hide caption

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Marta Elsie Leveron, 19, (left) and her brother Freddy David Leveron, 18, have not seen their father since he left El Savador to work in California in 1999. A new U.S. program allows families to reunite if one parent is a legal U.S. resident. The girl in the middle is Liliana Beatriz Leveron, 16, a cousin of the other two. Her parents are in the U.S. and she's seeking to reunite with them as well. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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