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    • Humans Are Damaging the Fragile Galapagos Ecosystem. Maybe Coffee Can Help Save It.

    • By: Deepa Fernandes
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The Galapagos Islands are known for the astonishing wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin. But the unique ecosystem of the isolated Pacific islands is in trouble, and now it’s getting an assist from an unexpected source: a local coffee plantation.

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    • Post-Fidel-Castro Cuba Isn't That Different From Before

    • By: Deepa Fernandes
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Raul Castro has opened up Cuba's economy but not much else has changed.

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    • Listen: A Preschool Lesson in Sharing Those Post-Election Feelings

    • By: Deepa Fernandes
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    At this dual-language immersion preschool in Los Angeles, teachers were upset by Donald Trump's victory. And they didn't hide it.

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    • A Brother and Sister Flee Gang Violence in El Salvador and Start Over in the U.S.

    • By: Deepa Fernandes
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 13 mins
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    They had their mother's blessing, but she misses them terribly.

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    • In Cuba, Young People Are Weighing Professional Dreams Against the Allure of the New Economy

    • By: Deepa Fernandes
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    If they study hard they'll get jobs in the fields they've chosen, but they can make a lot more money in the new tourism economy.

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    • These American Kids Are Adapting to New Lives in El Salvador After Their Dad Was Deported

    • By: Deepa Fernandes
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Despite not speaking Spanish, nor having ever visited her husband’s native country, Andrea Hernández packed up her four kids and decided to move to El Salvador.

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    • Cuba's Transformistas Bring Their Drag Performances Out in the Open

    • By: Deepa Fernandes
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Guerrilla theater meets spontaneous drag show in Havana's Calle Reina.

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    • Havana's Small Business Boom Exposes a Stark Racial Divide

    • By: Deepa Fernandes
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    A historic wealth gap makes it harder for Afro Cubans to access capital and gain entrepreneurial experience.

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    • What Happens When Mom and Dad Face Deportation

    • By: Deepa Fernandes
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    While their parents fight deportation, these siblings in San Diego have turned to social media to raise money to help shoulder the costs of running the household.

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    • Uncertain What's Next, Cubans Go About Their Business While They Wait for a Signal From Trump

    • By: Deepa Fernandes
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Donald Trump the businessman might have liked the embargo lifted, but what about Trump the president?

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    • Will Trump Continue Obama's Program to Aid Central American Teens Fleeing Gangs?

    • By: Deepa Fernandes
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In December 2014, the Obama administration rolled out the Central American Minors Program, which gives young people the option of asking for U.S. asylum while still in their home country.

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