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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son dies of brain cancer at age 46
Global
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son dies of brain cancer at age 46

Paul Kane | The Washington Post - May 31, 2015

Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III, the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former state attorney general of Delaware, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for…

Anti-corruption protests spread to Honduras with demands that President Hernández resign
Honduras
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Honduras
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Anti-corruption protests spread to Honduras with demands that President Hernández resign

AFP - May 30, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Approximately 5,000 protesters Friday demanded Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández's resignation after he was accused by the opposition of having accepted illegal funds from the Honduran…

Costa Rica’s public security minister urges gov’t agencies to collaborate more to fight crime
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s public security minister urges gov’t agencies to collaborate more to fight crime

George Rodriguez - May 30, 2015

Costa Rican Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata said Friday that institutions such as the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Investigative Police (OIJ) need to work more closely together…

Guatemala’s Rigoberta Menchú laments impunity for massacre perpetrated 37 years ago
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemala’s Rigoberta Menchú laments impunity for massacre perpetrated 37 years ago

AFP - May 30, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchú on Friday lamented the impunity that surrounds the massacre of indigenous people by the military in the…

Central America panel seeks ways to slash region’s sky high electricity prices
Electricity costs
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Electricity costs
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Central America panel seeks ways to slash region’s sky high electricity prices

Larry Luxner - May 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the United States, electricity costs 10¢ to 12¢ per kilowatt-hour (kwh), while in Costa Rica, it’s 15¢ per kwh and considerably higher in Honduras…

Guatemalans take to the streets again as new corruption scandal rocks the Pérez Molina administration
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemalans take to the streets again as new corruption scandal rocks the Pérez Molina administration

Louisa Reynolds - May 24, 2015

Related: Resignation rumors of Guatemala's Pérez Molina grow after fourth week of protests GUATEMALA CITY – For the fifth consecutive week, protesters gathered in front of the…

Special needs kids enjoy beach day in Avellanas
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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Special needs kids enjoy beach day in Avellanas

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 24, 2015

At first glance, it looked like an ordinary day at Avellanas beach, on Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Kids on surfboards were pushed into the waves while others…

Ireland says yes to gay marriage in landslide vote
Gay marriage
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Gay marriage
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Ireland says yes to gay marriage in landslide vote

Conor Barrins and Robin Millard | AFP - May 23, 2015

Ireland on Saturday became the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by referendum with an overwhelming 62 percent "Yes" vote, further denting the once…

Grateful Dead logo creator looks back on a long, strange trip
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Grateful Dead logo creator looks back on a long, strange trip

Geoff Edgers | The Washington Post - May 23, 2015

The artist Stanley "Mouse" Miller hung out with Janis Joplin, came of age around R. Crumb and somehow found himself in a snapshot of John and Yoko…

Progress but no agreement in US, Cuba talks on diplomatic relations
Cuba
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Cuba
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Progress but no agreement in US, Cuba talks on diplomatic relations

Carol Morello | The Washington Post - May 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Negotiators for Cuba and the United States said Friday after two days of talks that they have not settled on arrangements to reestablish diplomatic…

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