A man checks his car in Havana. In October, Cuba legalized the sale and purchase of automobiles for all citizens. Now, Cubans who leave the island permanently can transfer ownership of their car to a relative or sell it outright. Previously, Cuba could seize the vehicles of those who emigrated.

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In Cuba, A Used Car Is No Bargain
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Special forces troops in Belize march through jungle looking for any sign of marijuana or drug smugglers. Drug traffickers have become increasingly active in Belize and other small nations in Central America.

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Small And Isolated, Belize Attracts Drug Traffickers
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"Los Mata Zetas," or the "Zeta Killers," described themselves in a recent video as a paramilitary group that will go after members of the Zeta drug cartel. The Mexican government, however, has described it as a rival drug cartel that is just seeking to eliminate competition from the Zetas.

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Drug Violence Swamps A Once Peaceful Mexican City
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Criminal Deportations: Effects On U.S., Latin America
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'El Narco': The Trade Driving Mexico's Drug War
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At Coral Way Elementary School in Miami-Dade County, students take classes in Spanish in the morning, then switch to English in the afternoon.

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In Miami, School Aims For 'Biliterate' Education
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Reporting On The Front Lines Of Mexico's Drug War
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A boat navigates along the Black River near the village of Tumbira, in the Amazon, northern Brazil, on Aug. 18. In a few weeks, Google will post a 3-D, on-the-ground view of Tumbira on Google Earth Outreach.

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Google To Deliver The Amazon Jungle In 3-D
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Images of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez and her late husband, former President Nestor Kirchner, loom over supporters at a campaign rally in Buenos Aires on Wednesday.

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The Dead Have The Lead In Argentina's Elections
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Mexico has launched a publicity blitz to attract more tourists. The vast majority of tourists travel to just one of a half-dozen destinations in Mexico — including Cancun, shown here last year — far from the drug violence.

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In Mexico, Tourism Survives Bloody Drug War
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Pollan founded the Ladies in White after her husband, Cuban dissident Hector Maseda, was jailed. He was released in February this year. In this photo from March, Maseda kisses Pollan before a meeting with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Havana.

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Cuba's 'Ladies In White' Mourn Leader's Death
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Ariel Dorfman Mourns His Lost Library In 'Dreams'
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Will New Free Trade Agreements Downsize U.S. Jobs?
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Mati Zundel mixes traditional sounds, instruments and beats with electronica.

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When Electronica Meets Folk ... A Dance Craze
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U.S. Foils Plot To Kill Saudi Ambassador
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