Marraqueta is often part of every meal in Chile. Many Chileans fondly remember simple childhood breakfasts of marraqueta with mashed avocado on top — a tradition that predates the current avocado toast craze. Eileen Smith for NPR hide caption

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Douglas Tompkins started The North Face in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood in 1966. He later eschewed the business world to focus on environmentalism, purchasing large swaths of land for conservation in Chile and Argentina. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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North Face Founder Douglas Tompkins Dies In Kayaking Accident In Chile

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An engraving of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington on April 14, 1865. Lincoln died the next day. De Agostini Picture Library/De Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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A mummy of a Chinchorro child, dating to between 5000 B.C. and 3000 B.C. The Chinchorros were hunter-gatherers who lived in the region between modern-day Peru and Chile. Claudio Santana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The fossilized remains of a whale that washed up on a shore in what's now Chile more than 5 million years ago. Vince Rossi/Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet waves during a victory rally in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday. She defeated her conservative rival Evelyn Matthei with 62 percent of the vote. Luis Hidalgo/AP hide caption

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Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks last month at an event in La Paz to mark Sea Day, when the country lost access to the coast in a war with Chile more than 100 years ago. On Wednesday, Bolivia filed a lawsuit against Chile at the International Court of Justice to reclaim access to the Pacific Ocean. Juan Karita/AP hide caption

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