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Authorities are searching for a California couple that went missing while on a cycling trip in Peru. The pair was travelling in a region where Americans have been warned of kidnapping risks. Thousands of coffee growers in Colombia are on strike. Clashes broke out with the police as the strikers demanded government protection against prices falling to some of the lowest levels in decades. Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto has enacted major education reform that includes new rules for hiring teachers. The changes appear set to weaken the country’s powerful teachers’ union. And close to fifty beached whales were found on the Strait of Magellan in Chile. The Chilean Navy is trying to save the stranded whales and get them back to sea.