Brazil's suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, smiles during a rally Wednesday in Brasilia, Brazil. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Beginning Of The End? Impeachment Trial Opens For Brazil's Dilma Rousseff

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Master Chef Turns Leftovers Into Fine Dining For Brazil's Hungry

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In Rio's Favelas, Hoped-For Benefits From Olympics Have Yet To Materialize

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A protester receives medical attention after tear gas was used during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5. Joao Velozo for NPR hide caption

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Controversy Grows In Rio Over Political Protests During Olympics

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Gold medalist Rafaela Silva celebrates during the winners ceremony after the women's 57-kg judo competition in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Fireworks light the sky during a rehearsal Wednesday for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Organizers hope the event, which will be held Friday night in Maracana Stadium, will lift the country's spirits after months of problems leading up to the games. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Activists and supporters march on International Women's Day on March 8 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marchers called for protection from male violence in a country with high rates of murder and assaults of women. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence

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Civil police officers in Rio de Janeiro threaten to go on strike during a June 27 demonstration against the government for arrears in their salary payments. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With 5 Weeks To Go Until The Olympics, How Prepared Is Rio?

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Mifeprex, formerly called RU-486, is the brand name of the abortion pill called mifepristone. Michelle Del Guercio hide caption

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Has Zika Pushed More Women Toward Illegal Abortions?

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Brazilian physiotherapist Igor Simoes Andrade poses for a picture next to jaguar Juma as he takes part in the Olympic torch relay in Manaus, Brazil, on Monday. Marcio Melo/Reuters hide caption

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Cleaners in Rio de Janeiro collect debris from Guanabara Bay that washed up onto the beach last December. The bay, which will host sailing events at the Olympics in August, is heavily polluted. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Olympic Sailors And Fishermen Alike, Rio's Dirty Bay Sets Off Alarms

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People walk past graffiti art in the Providencia community of Rio, a favela that dates back to 1897. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Is The Risk Of Catching Zika Greater In Poor Neighborhoods?

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Yolande Mabika, a refugee and judo athlete from the Democratic Republic of Congo, stands outside her newly rented apartment in Rio de Janeiro. Mabika and fellow Congolese athlete Popole Misenga came to Brazil in 2013 to compete in a judo championship; they became refugees after their coach vanished with their passports and money. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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For The First Time, A Team Of Refugees Will Compete At The Olympics

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A man performs yoga in the Babilonia favela overlooking Rio de Janeiro in 2014. The Brazilian government made a big push to impose order on the shantytowns in advance of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics this summer. Babilonia was once considered a model, but violence has been on the rise in the run-up to the games. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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As Olympics Near, Violence Grips Rio's 'Pacified' Favelas

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Brazilians protest in front of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro on Friday against an alleged gang rape that police say they are investigating. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's new finance minister Henrique Meirelles (left) and acting President Michel Temer gesture during the Cabinet inauguration ceremony in Brazil's capital Brasilia, on Thursday. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended earlier to face an impeachment trial. Andressa Anholete/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Teenagers sit on a new sign reading "Cidade Olimpica" (Olympic City) in Rio de Janeiro's port district last October. Ahead of this summer's Olympic Games, the port district is undergoing an urban renewal program. Ticket sales have been slow, and many Brazilians cite the poor state of the economy, which is in recession. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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