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In this Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, hats filled to the brim with money donated by neighbors sit atop the coffin containing the remains of Justo Raxon, 28, during his funeral in San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala. Raxon was one of 11 people that died in a violent clash between residents who supported plans to build a cement factory and highway, and others who fear the construction could hurt their lands. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. While the disease, called chikungunya, usually is not fatal, the epidemic has overwhelmed hospital and cut economic productivity.

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