Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles attend a campaign rally in Valencia, Venezuela, on Thursday. Capriles is running against President Hugo Chavez in the country's Oct. 7 election. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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A worker separates tomatoes at a market in Mexico City. The Commerce Department says it might act to end a 16-year-old trade deal governing fresh Mexican tomatoes sold in the U.S. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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A member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, runs to take position during a firefight with the Colombian army in the mountains of Cauca state on July 12. For now, fighting continues even as the two sides prepare for peace talks. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cerro Rico, or Rich Mountain, rises like a monument in Potosi, Bolivia. It has produced silver, and hardship, for centuries. Now it may be in danger of collapse. Carlos Villalon for NPR hide caption

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Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta has a bold plan to transform a long-abandoned, incompletely built ballet school in Havana into a global cultural and dance center. But some fear the plan is a step toward "privatization." Nick Miroff for NPR hide caption

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Agustin Villa cuts down a tree in the Amazon jungle, in Santa Cruz province, Bolivia, 2012. Carlos Villalon for NPR hide caption

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Griselda Blanco, the "queen of cocaine," in a 2004 photo posted by the Florida Department of Corrections. Fla. Dept. of Corrections hide caption

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