Mexican Auto Industry Revs Up For Big Year

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The Chaparrastique volcano in eastern El Salvador erupted on Sunday. Hector Garay/Telenoticias 21/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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If The NAFTA Vote Were Held Today, How Would It Fare?

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At the official rate, 1 U.S. dollar is worth 6.3 Venezuelan bolivars. But in a country with runaway inflation, the black market rate is about 60 bolivars to the dollar. This has made airfares extremely cheap for those using currency acquired on the black market. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezualan Flights Are Dirt Cheap ... If You Can Get A Ticket

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The Secret Protectionism Buried Inside NAFTA

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Wave Of Illegal Immigrants Gains Speed After NAFTA

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Dominicans of Haitian descent protest outside the Constitutional Court in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Oct 3. Manuel Diaz/AP hide caption

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Cuba Loosens Restrictions On Buying New Cars

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Volunteers look through children's letters to Santa at a post office in Salvador in northeastern Brazil's Bahia state. The campaign is part of a more than 20-year tradition to help those less fortunate to have gifts for the holiday. Raul Spinasse/DPA /Landov hide caption

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Brazil's Post Offices Help Deliver Christmas Wishes

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An auto worker tightens bolts on a Focus at a Ford plant in Michigan in October. Labor unions predicted in 1993 that NAFTA would send many U.S. manufacturing jobs to Mexico, and they continue to argue that the pact prompted a race to the bottom for workers. Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Has NAFTA Meant For Workers? That Debate's Still Raging

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Mexico Opens Its Energy Sector To Private Investment

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Presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet waves during a victory rally in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday. She defeated her conservative rival Evelyn Matthei with 62 percent of the vote. Luis Hidalgo/AP hide caption

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Mexico's Patron Saint Is Also Its Hello Kitty

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Why The Timing Is Right For Uruguay To Legalize Pot

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