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In Mexican Viral Video, Children Act Out Scenes Of Crime And Corruption

A realistic and fast-paced "mockumentary" shows violence and corruption in Mexico — portrayed exclusively by child actors. The video, which challenges politicians to improve life in Mexico, has been viewed more than 1.8 million times since it was posted on YouTube Monday.
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Myanmar's Isolation Gives Way To A Flood Of Visitors

The rapid pace of political change in Myanmar in the past year — capped by the recent election of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to Parliament — has tourists and foreign investors rushing to the country. And it's starting to get a little crowded.
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Some Latin Leaders Want New Approach To Drug War

The war on drugs is now decades old, with no end in sight. A number of Latin American presidents say it's time to consider alternatives, including legalization. They plan to raise the issue when more than 30 leaders from the Americas gather this weekend in Colombia, but the U.S. has made clear its opposition to legalization.
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Modern Day Piracy: Motivations & Tensions among Somali Pirates

It can be extraordinarily dangerous work, but the payoffs are big. And in a land where life is hard - filled with famine, poverty, and war -- is it so wrong to crave luxuries like cellphones and SUVs?

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