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Conservation efforts have brought back an endangered species of fish in the Amazon

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Brazil's President-elect Lula will address protection of the Amazon rainforest at COP27

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Russia's invasion has prompted Biden to offer reconciliation to Venezuela's president

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The José Antonio Anzoátegui industrial park for crude oil and petrochemicals in Anzoátegui state, Venezuela, on March 17. DPA / Picture Alliance / Getty Images hide caption

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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva speaks after winning the presidential runoff election in São Paulo on Sunday. Nelson Almeida/AFP / Getty Images hide caption

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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva holds a Brazilian flag while leaving a polling station in São Paolo during Sunday's presidential runoff election. Carl de Souza/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An aerial view of the BR-319 highway where it meets the Igapó Açu River in São Sebastião, Brazil, on Sept. 24. The community is a stopping point for travelers and tourists. Bruno Kelly for NPR hide caption

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A Brazilian road project cuts through the Amazon, paving the way to vast deforestation

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Pablo Neruda, then serving as Chile's ambassador to France, talks with reporters in Paris after being named winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature. Laurent Rebours/AP hide caption

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He's known as Chile's greatest poet, but feminists say Pablo Neruda is canceled

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What music means to those who were blinded in the 2019 mass protests in Chile

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The band Hacía la Victoria, Spanish for "Onward to Victory," after rehearsal in Santiago, Chile, on Aug. 31. All of the musicians in the band sustained serious eye injuries during clashes with police who used tear gas and shotguns against anti-government protesters in 2019. From left: Camilo Galvez, Vicente Pascal, Sergio Concha, Gustavo Gatica, Cesar Galloso, Andrés López, Miles Camus. Paz Olivares Droguett for NPR hide caption

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For Chileans blinded in police violence, making music has become one path to healing

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Feminists in Chile are fighting to repaint Pablo Neruda's legacy

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Left: Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pray as they listen to the partial results after general election polls closed in Brasília on Sunday. Right: Supporters of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva shout slogans at the end of the general election day at Largo da Prainha in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Lula and Bolosonaro will compete in a runoff election on Oct. 30. Left: Ton Molina/AP; Right: Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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What's at stake on election day in Brazil

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