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Boats Keep Aid Flowing Along Amazon River

For some of the more isolated communities in Peru's Amazon, the river is the highway and the only way that goods and people get about. This means that getting medical attention can be a challenge, and that's where hospital ships come in.
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How Brazil Sees The U.S. Battle Over Taxes

Weekend Edition host Scott Simon speaks with Jospeh Leahy, the Brazil Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, about how Latin America views the so-called "fiscal cliff," the automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
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What's In Store For Mexico And Its New President?

Weekend Edition host Scott Simon speaks with Jorge Castaneda, an author and commentator who served as Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2003, about incoming president Enrique Pena Nieto.
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Far From Mexico, Students Try Saving Aztec Language

The descendant of the ancient Aztec language is one of many endangered indigenous languages. Although there may still be a million speakers of Nahuatl, it is not being transmitted to a new generation. But there is an attempt to revive Nahuatl in New York City, and students eager to connect to their heritage are taking classes.
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Some Restaurants In Israel Declare A Kosher Rebellion

The country's ultra-Orthodox Jews control kosher certification, but some restaurants are raising objections and forming their own rival certification association. The dispute is part of a wider debate over how Israel should manage the relationship between church and state.
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In Istanbul, A Byzantine-Era Fleet Surfaces Again

In Istanbul, construction of much-needed transit projects was halted when astonishing archaeological treasures began turning up. Now, archaeologists are poring over a stunning trove of artifacts, including some three dozen Byzantine-era ships.

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