As President Obama starts his second term, host Michel Martin takes a look at his foreign policy agenda. She speaks with NPR's Juan Forero about upcoming opportunities and challenges in Latin America — from drug trafficking, to changes in leadership, to the evolution of the U.S. relationship with Cuba.
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India's Supreme Court will hear a petition Wednesday on behalf of one of the defendants in the New Delhi rape and murder case that has provoked mass protests in that nation. One of the accused, Mukesh Singh, has asked to remove the case from the capital on the grounds that the atmosphere is too charged to ensure a fair trial.
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Lawmakers say the shooting deaths of five members of an Albuquerque family likely will intensify a debate in the Legislature over restrictions on firearms.
House Speaker W. Ken Martinez, a Grants Democrat, said Monday the Legislature may need to consider gun safety issues, such as providing assistance to people to buy trigger locks or other devices for safely storing firearms.
An Albuquerque legislator, even before the shooting, had proposed expanding background checks to people who buy firearms from private gun owners, including at gun shows.