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Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, seen here at a news conference on Saturday, has much to smile about: He was rescued just two days after he was kidnapped. Not all Venezuelans are that lucky. The government's own statistics show that 895 kidnappings were reported last year. Leo Ramirez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexican Deportees Strain Border Cities

The U.S. deported a record number of illegal immigrants last year. Many were released in Mexico's dangerous border cities, which are struggling to provide even temporary shelter.

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