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Puerto Rico Faces Uncertain Future Amid Debt Crisis

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A couple watches fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 1. Some 2 million people visit the beach on New Year's Eve. Lifeguards say they usually perform more rescues than any other time of the year. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Brazil Rejects Israel's Ambassador; Israel Threatens Relations Downgrade

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Mother, Son Flee El Salvador; Begin Asylum Process In The U.S.

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This photo released by Mexico's Jalisco state prosecutor's office shows the person authorities identify as Ethan Couch, after he was taken into custody in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. AP hide caption

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A U.S. Coast Guard crew (foreground) with six Cubans who were picked up in the Florida Straits in May. A larger Coast Guard vessel is in the background. The number of Cubans trying to reach the U.S. has soared in the past year. Many Cubans believe it will be more difficult to enter the U.S. as relations improve, though U.S. officials say there will be no rule changes in the near term. Tony Winton/AP hide caption

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Cuban Immigrants Flow Into The U.S., Fearing The Rules Will Change

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker (left)talks with students in Havana in October. Pritzker led a delegation of U.S. officials who met their Cuban counterparts and businessmen to explore expanding ties. While restrictions are being removed, increased business links between the countries are limited so far. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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U.S. Businesses Look To Cuba, But See Limited Opportunities So Far

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Feds To Open Shelters For Unaccompanied Minors From Latin America

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