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Mexican national Raquel Alatorre Correa, center, surrounded by fellow detainees, all facing organized crime and money laundering charges, attend a court hearing Friday to face additional indictments, in Managua, Nicaragua. Costa Rican authorities say Alatorre is believed to be the leader of a group posing as Televisa journalists transporting millions of dollars to Costa Rica to pay for a load of drugs that had been smuggled into the United States.

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Most days the only vehicles on Highway 15 are battered trucks shuttling grain, coffee beans and cooking oil through the lush, mountainous highlands on the Honduras-Nicaragua border.


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