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President-Elect Promises A New Future For Argentina

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Argentines Head To Polls To Decide Presidential Run-Off

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Francisco Carlos Fonseca is the manager of Marina Confiança, a resort located on the banks of the Cantareira reservoir system. Behind him is a boat ramp that once led to a lake that he says used to be more than 100 feet deep. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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As Brazil's Largest City Struggles With Drought, Residents Are Leaving

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On Eve Of Argentine Election, Polls Lean Right

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Alberto Nisman Conspiracy Theories Fly As Argentine Election Nears

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Ivo Cassol is a prominent Brazilian senator from the western state of Rondonia in the Amazon. He made his fortune in timber and cattle ranching. Environmentalists say these activities are responsible for much of the deforestation in the rain forest. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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The Amazon, As It Looks To A Man Who Made His Fortune There

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Rich Nations Should Pay To Preserve Rain Forest, Brazilian Politician Says

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Sunset colors cut through the smoky haze in the Brazilian Amazon. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Say The Amazon Is Still Teaching Us New Lessons

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As Brazil's Currency Falls, Florida Struggles To Attract Tourists

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A joint raid with IBAMA, ICMBIO, Rondonia Police and the Ministry of Defense went to the Jacunda National Forest to track illegal loggers and collect contraband lumber. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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The Claims Are Rosy, But Brazil's Rain Forest Is Still Disappearing

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In the 1970s, the Brazilian government declared the Amazon open for settlement. Rondonia became like Oklahoma during the land rush. The poor and dispossessed of other Brazilian states were encouraged to move in. Quickly, trees gave way to farms and cattle ranches. Deforestation in this part of Brazil now happens in quick phases, where the land is cleared, burned, and readied for cattle to graze. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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In The Amazon's Fire Season, 'You Either Burn Or You Starve'

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Elizeu Berçacola surveys the scene after he and his fellow rubber tappers set afire one of three illegal logging camps. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Deep In The Amazon, An Unseen Battle Over The Most Valuable Trees

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Soccer buddies Lahis Maria Ramos Veras, 14 (left), and Milena Medeiros dos Santos, 16, don't let taunts keep them from playing. Lahis goes by the nickname "Lala." Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

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Mean Boys Can't Keep Girls Off The Soccer Field: #15Girls

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Beatriz and Fabio Costa Vasconcelos pose for a photo in a park in Rio de Janiero. Brazilian couples are increasingly hiring professional photographers to take pictures when the wife is pregnant. The results are widely shared on social media. Courtesy of Ale Crisostomo & Alexandre Carnieri. hide caption

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If You're Expecting In Brazil, You Need A Pregnancy Photographer

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A photo from 1875 in Rio de Janeiro shows women street sellers called "quitandeiras," also known as "slaves who earn." A portion of the profits was returned to their masters. Marc Ferrez/Moreira Salles Institute hide caption

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Brazil Enslaved

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