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Twin brothers Ivan (left) and Jose López expect to make about $6 a month each when they start work as nurses this month. To boost their income, they care for elderly individuals living at home. Gustavo Ocando Alex for NPR hide caption

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Elena Hinestrosa and her ensemble, Integración Pacífica, perform at one of Petronio Alvarez Music Festival's educational panels. Maria Paz Gutierrez hide caption

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Colombia's Big Summer Music Festival Is All About Blackness

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Young men practice rugby at Hacienda Santa Teresa, an estate belonging to a Venezuelan rum company. The estate serves as a practice field for neighboring communities of Aragua state, using rugby to help at-risk youths stay away from criminal life and violence. Adriana Loureiro Fernández for NPR hide caption

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In Venezuela, A Rum-Maker Gives Gang Members A Way Out — Via Rugby

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Colombia's FARC Rebels, in a YouTube video posted Thursday, have accused the government of betrayal and announced that they will take up arms again, breaking a 2016 peace accord. Jacobo Alape via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Dorian has now left the Caribbean Sea and is predicted to intensify rapidly as it crosses the Atlantic on the way to Florida's central east coast. NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/ GOES-East hide caption

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Hurricane Dorian Expected To Hit Florida Coast With 130 MPH Winds On Labor Day

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G-7 nations pledged millions to help Amazon countries fight wildfires, but Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday that he's not interested unless he gets an apology from French President Emmanuel Macron. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Brazil Rejects G-7's Offer Of $22 Million To Fight Amazon Fires

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Indigenous people protest in defense of the Amazon in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Experts from the country's satellite monitoring agency say most of the fires are set by farmers or ranchers clearing existing farmland, but the same monitoring agency has reported a sharp increase in deforestation this year as well. Bruna Prado/AP hide caption

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A satellite image taken Monday shows Tropical Storm Dorian heading westward toward the Caribbean Sea. The storm could become Hurricane Dorian by late Tuesday, forecasters say. NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/GOES-East hide caption

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Laborers in the sugar cane fields of Central America are experiencing a rapid and unexplained form of kidney failure. Above: Harvesting sugar cane in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Whatever Happened To ... The Mysterious Kidney Disease Striking Central America?

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Moacir Cordeiro, who works in a local cattle farm, looks on after digging grooves with a tractor in an attempt to stave off fires in the Alvorada da Amazonia region in Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, on Sunday. Leo Correa/AP hide caption

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In Tigers Are Not Afraid, 11-year-old Estrella (Paola Lara) meets a gang of orphans led by a boy in a tiger mask. Shudder hide caption

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In 'Tigers Are Not Afraid,' A Dark Fantasy Amid Mexico's Drug War

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Extinction Rebellion activists protest outside the Brazilian Embassy in London on Friday, calling on President Jair Bolsonaro to act to protect the Amazon rainforest. The European Union is throwing its weight behind French President Emmanuel Macron's call to put the Amazon fires on the agenda of this weekend's G-7 summit of world leaders in France. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Several of the fires burning in the Amazon rainforest can be seen even from space, as evidenced by this satellite image provided by NASA this month. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year. NASA via AP hide caption

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Octavio Dotel, then a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, seen during a 2007 game. Dominican Republic authorities arrested the former MLB player, saying both he and ex-infielder Luis Castillo were linked with an alleged drug trafficker. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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A corridor of newborns at the San Jose de Maicao Hospital in Maicao, Colombia. Venezuelan migrants have given birth to more than 25,000 infants in Colombia over the past two years. Charlie Cordero/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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The Confitería del Molino, once a bustling pastry shop adjacent to the Argentine Capitol building, reopened recently for a few hours in a sneak preview of its full restoration. Carlos Schroder for NPR hide caption

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In Buenos Aires, Crowds Line Up For A Taste Of Sweeter Days

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