An anti-government demonstrator dressed as Batman carries a Brazilian flag at a protest during Brazil's Independence Day celebrations in Rio de Janeiro earlier this month. The protesters called on the government to provide better security, education, health and public services. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Dressed in the black and neon orange colors of the new transit police, these women are slated to replace a force of notoriously corrupt traffic cops in Mexico State. Edith Chapin/NPR hide caption

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Mexican State's Anti-Corruption Plan: Hire Female Traffic Cops

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Cuban Athletes Can Finally Go Pro (Outside Of Cuba)

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There Are Pitfalls If Brazil Wants To Secure Its Internet From Spies

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Volkswagen To End VW Van Production

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A couple review the work of Brazilian artist Victor Arruda during ArtRio, the International Art Fair of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept. 5. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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All Across Brazil, The Art Scene Is Shifting

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Reflections On Brazil

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In Brazil, Soccer Is A Way Of Life

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A Tour Of Language And Customs In Brazil

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The wild population of the golden lion tamarin, which lives only in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, fell to just 200 in the 1970s. Conservationists have helped the species rebound, but the monkeys are still at risk as development encroaches on their remaining habitat. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Beloved Brazilian Monkey Clings To A Shrinking Forest

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Dozens Feared Dead Near Acapulco As Storms Buffet Mexico

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On 'Morning Edition': Host Renee Montagne talks with the AP's Michael Weissenstein

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On 'Morning Edition': Host Renee Montagne talks with the AP's Michael Weissenstein

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