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Outgoing Uruguay President Jose Mujica's face illustrates a T-shirt supporting his new law legalizing marijuana. Uruguay's citizens are voting for Mujica's replacement on Sunday, and the expected winner is a candidate from his party. Matilde Campodonico/AP hide caption

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Uruguay Tries To Tame A 'Monster' Called Cannabis

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Argentines March On Presidential Palace To Protest Inflation

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Corruption Scandal Engulfs Brazil's State Oil Company

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Chefs Meet In Brazil To Discuss Food Biodiversity

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Brazilian fruits, including jambu and tapereba (lower right), displayed for a gathering of chefs in Sao Paolo. Paula Moura for NPR hide caption

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Ferran Adria And Fellow Star Chefs Talk Biodiversity In Brazil

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Residents look on as Brazilian military police officers patrol Mare, one of the largest complexes of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 30. In one of the world's most violent countries, homicide rates are dropping — but only for whites. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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In Brazil, Race Is A Matter Of Life And Violent Death

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Brazil's judicial system faces a massive backlog of cases — and stacks of paperwork. One group of five judges in Sao Paulo is currently handling 1.6 million cases. G Dettmar/National Council of Justice hide caption

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Brazil: The Land Of Many Lawyers And Very Slow Justice

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Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers

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After Shocking Election Season In Brazil, Incumbent President Still Holds Power

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In Brazil, Conservationists Worried New Congress Could Harm Amazon

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Janet Timal, 47 (right), stands with her niece Thairine, 21. Janet has had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation and helped her niece pay for liposuction. "The ideal is to be able to put something on, to sit down and not have your belly jumping out. Here in Brazil it gets hot, and the less clothes, the better," says Janet. Jimmy Chalk for NPR hide caption

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In Brazil, Nips And Tucks Don't Raise An Eyebrow

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Incumbent Rousseff To Face Neves In Brazil's Presidential Runoff

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Brazil Election Caps A Dramatic Campaign Season

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Challenger Marina Silva (left) and incumbent Dilma Rousseff face off during a presidential debate in Aparecida, Brazil, in September. Sebastiao Moreira/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Brazil's Election Culminates A Season Filled With Shocks

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