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Eating In The Embassy: Pati Jinich Debunks Stereotypes About Mexican Food

We'll cook up some traditional Mexican dishes as we continue "Eating in the Embassy," our ongoing series with the blog Eater DC.

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Transgender Activist Works To Assist LGBT Latinos

As a transgender Latina, Ruby Corado works to help LGBT Latinos navigate a world from which they often feel excluded.

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Saudi's First Female Film Director Says Women Aren't Victims

Film director Haifaa Al Mansour comes from a small town in Saudi Arabia where, she says, there are many girls who have big dreams, strong characters and infinite potential. She's made a movie about one of them, titled Wadjda. Host Michel Martin speaks to Al Mansour about the film and being a female movie director in Saudi Arabia.
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Libya Faces Looming Crisis As Oil Output Slows To Trickle

Libya's oil sector survived the country's 2011 civil war and was seen as a success story. But production has fallen sharply and exports have all but stopped in a country hugely dependent on oil.
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Local Latinos Increasingly Being Targeted By 'Notario Fraud'

Experts say Latinos in our region are particularly vulnerable to a scam in which individuals falsely present themselves as capable immigration lawyers.

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Hair Thievery Is Serious Business In Venezuela

For the past month, Venezuelan women have been living in fear of being mugged for their hair. Thieves are reportedly selling the stolen hair as extensions. Michel Martin speaks to freelance journalist Andrew Rosati about why the story has captured the nation's attention, and what it says about Venezuela's beauty culture.
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Thousands Of Miles From Home, Salvadoran Candidates Woo Local Voters

Salvadorans in the region have long played a role in elections in their homeland, but now they're finally being given the right to vote from abroad.
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What Role Will Latinos Play In Virginia Election?

Virginia's Latino population is booming, and that fact hasn't gone unnoticed by gubernatorial candidates in this fall's election.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Latino D.C.

From politics to food to the arts, we'll explore the scope of the region's growing, vibrant Latino community.

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Next Door To Syria, Iraq Slowly Boils

The world's spotlight is on Syria, but its neighbor Iraq also faces rising violence. Extremists linked to al-Qaida are behind many of the attacks that have targeted civilians and the country's security forces.

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