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A woman places flowers on a coffin during a protest against violence in Rio de Janeiro last October. Brazil's violence is at an all-time high, with nearly 60,000 murders a year. Silvia Izquierdo/AP hide caption

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Brazil Has Nearly 60,000 Murders, And It May Relax Gun Laws

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Both President Dilma Rousseff and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, shown here during his swearing-in ceremony as the chief of staff March 17, have been caught up in the wiretap firestorm. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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In Brazilian Officials' Taped Conversations, Women Hear Rampant Sexism

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Protesters In Brazil Highlight Discontent With Government Corruption

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Amid Protests, Brazil's President Faces Impeachment Process

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Protests Erupt In Brazil Over President's Alleged Attempt To Shield Predecessor

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Brazil's Government Struggles To Stay In Power After Protests

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Demonstrators parade large inflatable dolls, depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison garb and current President Dilma Rousseff dressed as a thief, in Sao Paulo on Sunday. The corruption scandal at the state-run oil giant Petrobras has ensnared key figures from Rousseff's Workers' Party, including Silva, her predecessor and mentor. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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Historic Protests In Brazil Amid Political Crisis, Economic 'Hurricane'

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In this composite image, a comparison has been made between Nina Simone and actress Zoe Saldana. David Redfern/Frazer Harrison/Redferns/Getty Images for Relativity Media hide caption

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Saldana As Simone Resurfaces A Debate Beyond Black And White

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Julie Zhuo, product design director at Facebook, demonstrates the new emoji-like stickers users can press in addition to the like button. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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When You Want To Express Empathy, Skip The Emoji

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Born in December, Valentina Vitoria has microcephaly, the birth defect that causes an abnormally small head and can cause brain damage as well. Her mother is 32-year-old Fabiane Lopes. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Moms And Infants Are Abandoned In Brazil Amid Surge In Microcephaly

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Soldiers In Brazil Battle Mosquitoes That Could Be Spreading Zika

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Lourdes Garcia-Navarro performs with the Vila Isabel Samba School during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. André Vieira for NPR hide caption

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In Rio, The Samba Parade Goes On Despite A Wardrobe Malfunction

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