Brazil plans to identify and relocate gang leaders in the Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Complex in Manaus, where a 17-hour riot left 56 inmates dead. Police in Amazonas state are still searching for dozens of inmates who fled during the violence. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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No one is sure why the northeastern part of Brazil has been hit so hard with microcephaly cases. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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How Dangerous Is Zika For Babies, Really?

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"Samba doesn't accept restraint," says Sao Paulo performer Douglas Germano. "It has to break free or else it dies." Courtesy of Douglas Germano hide caption

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Brazilian Federal Judge Sergio Moro (right) is leading his country's corruption probe of state-run oil company Petrobras. Two Brazilian companies have agreed to more than $3.5 billion in fines for violating U.S. bribery laws in their dealings with Petrobras. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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This peat soil in Sumatra, Indonesia, was formerly a forest. Clearing and draining such land releases huge amounts of greenhouse gases. Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images hide caption

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Lucas Siqueira identified himself as mixed race on his application for a job at Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The government decided he wasn't, and his case is still on hold. As part of the affirmative action program in Brazil, state governments have now set up boards to racially classify job applicants. Courtesy of Lucas Siqueira hide caption

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For Affirmative Action, Brazil Sets Up Controversial Boards To Determine Race

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Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff testifies on the Senate floor during her impeachment trial Monday in Brasilia, Brazil. Ricardo Botelho/Brazil Photo Press/CON/LatinContent/Getty Images hide caption

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Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff gestures before delivering a speech in her defense at the National Congress in Brasilia on Monday. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Chef Massimo Bottura checks with cooks as they prepare a gourmet soup kitchen dinner at RefettoRio Gastromotiva restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. Joao Velozo for NPR hide caption

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

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The Christ the Redeemer statue is visible above the Santa Marta favela in Rio de Janeiro. Joao Velozo for NPR hide caption

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

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