This handout photo released by the Cuban website www.cubadebate.cu shows former Cuban President Fidel Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reading Tuesday's edition of the state newspaper Granma in Havana on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chavez Reappears, But His Illness Remains A Mystery

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After taking office this year, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's first major foreign trip was to China, where she met Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing in April. China has become Brazil's largest trade partner and largest investor. Minouru Iwasaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China And Brazil Warm Up Business, Culture Ties

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What Can Greece Learn From Argentina's Past Woes?

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Two children from the Machiguenga village of Shimaa play in the nearby river. Pollution from the Camisea natural gas pipeline has caused problems for native fish and has affected food security in Shimaa. Annie Murphy/NPR hide caption

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Peru Village Sees Few Gains From Natural Gas Project

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U.S., Mexico Face Off For Regional Soccer Supremacy

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Mexican soldiers have taken control of the police department in downtown Matamoros, in the border state of Tamaulipas. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Mexico Replaces Police With Soldiers In Border Area

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Magaly Solier stars in The Milk of Sorrow, which won the Golden Bear award for best film at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. It's the first Peruvian film the festival has ever featured. Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rise Of Indigenous Actress Marks Change In Peru

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Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, aka El Chango or "The Monkey," was paraded before members of the media Wednesday in Mexico City. MIguel Tovar/AP hide caption

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Mexico Captures Reputed Leader Of La Familia Cartel

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Old Rebel Group Looks For Foothold In Modern Peru

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A fan reacts to Mexico's defeat at the 2010 World Cup. Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Modernizing Mexico For A Better 'Manana'

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Saul Alvarez of Mexico (right) lands a punch before knocking out opponent Carlos Baldomir of Argentina at a fight in 2010. In March, Alvarez became the WBC super welterweight champion and will defend the title Saturday in his hometown of Guadalajara. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexico's Red Hot Boxing Star Ready To Defend Title

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Humberto Leal Jr., a Mexican citizen, has been on death row since 1995 for the rape and bludgeoning of a 16-year-old San Antonio girl. He's slated to be executed in three weeks. But the Mexican government says he wasn't informed of his rights. Courtsey of San Antonio Express-News hide caption

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Planned Execution Puts Mexico, Texas At Odds

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ATF Agents: Higher-Ups Let Guns Go To Cartels

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