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Indictment Against FIFA Raises Questions About Nike's History In Brazil

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Soccer Fans In Latin America React To FIFA Corruption Charges

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Expats Find Brazil's Reputation For Race-Blindness Is Undone By Reality

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Steaks on the grill at the Mercado del Puerto in Montevideo. So far there are no figures that show if the table salt ban, which was enacted a few years ago, is actually making a difference in Uruguayans' health. Travel Aficionado/Flickr hide caption

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Assault On Salt: Uruguay Bans Shakers In Restaurants And Schools

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Brazil spent billions renovating and building World Cup stadiums. Almost a year after the tournament ended, the nation is still trying to figure out what to do with them. The Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil (shown here in April 2014), was the most expensive of the stadiums — at a cost of $550 million — and is now being used as a bus parking lot. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Brazil's World Cup Legacy Includes $550M Stadium-Turned-Parking Lot

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Daniel Gomez (from left), Lister Sena and Ricardo Alvarez were laid off after working for years with Philip Morris in Uruguay. They are now inspectors enforcing the country's tough anti-smoking laws. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Once Philip Morris Workers, Now They Clamp Down On Uruguay's Smokers

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Former Guantanamo prison inmates walk between their tents and the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, where four former prisoners are protesting what they say is an inadequate deal in exchange for permanent asylum. Pablo Porciuncula/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Protest At U.S. Embassy

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During her lifetime, singer and dancer Carmen Miranda (shown here in a dressing room at the London Palladium in 1948) was a huge success in the United States, but rejected at home in Brazil as a sellout. George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images hide caption

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Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

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Sad And Smelly: Massive Fish Die-Off At Rio's 2016 Olympic Site

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Right-Wing Comics, Young Libertarian Keep Protests Going In Brazil

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Brazilians Protest Massive Government Corruption Scandal

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Rio has hosted competitions that include athletes with physical impairments (above: the open water swim at Copacobana beach for the Rei e Rainha do Mar). But there's never been an event on the scale of the Paralympics. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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On A Scale Of 1 To 10, Brazil Gets A Zero For Disability Access

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People, most of them unemployed, line up March 19 at a popular Itaborai, Brazil, restaurant where they can have lunch for about 30 cents. The Petrobras refinery and processing plant on the outskirts of town has been shut down; tens of thousands are now out of work in the area. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Huge Scandal At Top Of Petrobras Trickles Down, With Devastating Effect

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Cholita, an Andean bear, was abused in a circus in Peru and is now in a small zoo. An animal welfare group has now received permission to take Cholita to a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado, along with more than 30 former circus lions. Courtesy of Animal Defenders International hide caption

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Cholita, An Abused Bear In Peru, Gets A New Home In Colorado

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In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Discord

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