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A police officer is silhouetted through the emergency room door at a public hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. With 91 murders per 100,000 people, the Central American nation is often called the most violent in the world. The homicide rate is roughly 20 times that of the U.S. rate, according to a 2011 U.N. report. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

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Cholita, an Andean bear, was abused in a circus in Peru and is now in a small zoo. An animal welfare group has now received permission to take Cholita to a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado, along with more than 30 former circus lions. Courtesy of Animal Defenders International hide caption

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Cholita, An Abused Bear In Peru, Gets A New Home In Colorado

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In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Discord

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Carlos Varela, a Cuban protest singer, poses for a picture at the bar of the historic Hotel Nacional in Havana. Eyder Peralta /NPR hide caption

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LISTEN: A Cuban Protest Singer On The State Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

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U.S. Refugee Program Ignores Dangers Children Face, Critics Say

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A view of one of the oldest parts of Havana. The buildings in the city tell a story of inequality. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana

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Cuban artist Tania Bruguera poses for a photograph near the statue of José Martí in Havana's Revolution Plaza. She was arrested in December for planning a political performance there. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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In Havana, A Journey Into The Forbidden With A Provocative Artist

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Mexican Drug Lords File Complaint Over Inhumane Prison Conditions

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Reproduction of a letter to the National Commission of Human Rights from criminals, drug dealers, murderers and kidnappers in "El Altiplano," Mexico's highest-security prison. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yoan Francisco, a rookie for the Havana Industriales, warms up before a game at Havana's Latin American Stadium. Cuban baseball has been facing hard times, but improved diplomatic relations with the U.S. have raised the possibility of increased cooperation and new opportunities. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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With Improved Relations, Are The U.S. And Cuba Ready To Play Ball?

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Maria Carmen Castro, 46, of Lima, Peru, is a survivor of MDR-TB — multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Partners In Health treated her and loaned her money to open a small store. "Because of my TB and thanks to God and Partners In Health, now I have my own business," she says. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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The Havana studio of prominent artist Kcho is ringed by Cubans with their heads buried in screens. Users say the only other free Internet connection in Havana is at the U.S. Interests Section. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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An Object Of Desire: Hope And Yearning For The Internet In Cuba

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Julio Cesar Chavez at his home in Tijuana, Mexico. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

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