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S. Fitzgerald Haney, former U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica, with his wife, Andrea, on that country's Dancing with the Stars. He is donating his stipend to a local cancer institute. Via Teletica hide caption

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Costa Rica Dances With The Stars

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A Costa Rican Red Cross member distributes food to migrants in an encampment of Africans in Penas Blancas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on July 19. In a makeshift camp hundreds of tents shelter Haitians, Congolese, Senegalese and Ghanaian migrants waiting to continue their journey to the United States. Ezequiel Becerra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Costa Rica Becomes A Magnet For Migrants

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On display at ZooAve Animal Rescue in Alajuela, Costa Rica, Grecia, the chestnut-mandibled toucan, can now eat on its own and sing with the new beak. Grecia was in rehabilitation for months after receiving a 3-D-printed nylon prosthesis. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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After Losing Half A Beak, Grecia The Toucan Becomes A Symbol Against Abuse

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A woman builds a fire at a migrant camp on the Costa Rica-Panama border. The area has seen a recent surge of migrants coming from Africa, hoping to make it to the U.S. Rolando Arrieta/NPR hide caption

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Via Cargo Ships and Jungle Treks, Africans Dream Of Reaching The U.S.

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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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Luis Fernando Vasquez has been a coffee farmer in the central valley of Costa Rica his entire life. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Coffee For A Cause: What Do Those Feel-Good Labels Deliver?

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