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Ana Teresa Castillo, who runs a shelter for Venezuelan migrants in the Colombian border town of Villa del Rosario, says she is tending to many more rape victims now than before the pandemic began. She blames the closing of official border posts and gangs blocking their smuggling trails during daylight hours, forcing migrants to cross at night, when they are far more vulnerable. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Women Fleeing Venezuela Are Targeted With Sexual Assault As They Cross Into Colombia

Human rights activists have reported a sharp increase in sexual assaults and human trafficking involving Venezuelan women and girls trying to reach Colombia since the border closed amid the pandemic.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in late December at Gallup Indian Medical Center in Gallup, N.M. Noel Lyn Smith/USA Today Network via Reuters hide caption

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Navajo Nation Begins Mass Vaccinations After Lifting Lockdown Order

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Ana Teresa Castillo, who runs a shelter for Venezuelan migrants in the Colombian border town of Villa del Rosario, says she is tending to many more rape victims now than before the pandemic began. She blames the closing of official border posts and gangs blocking their smuggling trails during daylight hours, forcing migrants to cross at night, when they are far more vulnerable. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Women Fleeing Venezuela Are Targeted With Sexual Assault As They Cross Into Colombia

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President Biden pauses while speaking after signing an executive order related to manufacturing, at the White House on Monday. Biden is off to a fast start but is running into resistance in Congress. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Setting A New Tone, Biden Faces Tough Decision On Dealing With Congress

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Weezer's new record, OK Human, is an orchestral affair, recorded back to back with a heavy metal album. Brendan Walter/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rivers Cuomo On Weezer's Latest, 'OK Human,' And The Need To Riff (Or Not)

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