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Miguel Peña and Juan Carlos Allende, Los Macorinos. Photo by Alejandra Barragán. Alejandra Barragán hide caption

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Los Macorinos, the unsung heroes of Latin and Mexican music

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Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is shown in custody in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2008. Bout was later extradited to the U.S. and convicted of conspiring to kill Americans. He's serving a 25-year sentence, but he may be part of a prisoner swap the U.S. and Russia are trying to negotiate. Chumsak Kanoknan/Getty Images hide caption

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From left to right: Alice Paredes, Sriya Chippalthurty, Liliana Talino and Natalia Perez Morales are Girl Up "teen advisers" who give up their hobbies to help disadvantaged girls and women in their communities. Girl Up hide caption

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A resident waves a white sheet in protest and to ask for peace after a police operation that resulted in multiple deaths, in the Complexo do Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. Silvia Izquierdo/AP hide caption

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Photos of Jair Valencia, left, Misael Olivares, center, and Yovani Valencia are displayed on an altar at their home in San Marcos Atexquilapan, Mexico, on July 13, 2022. The three were among a group of migrants who died of heat and dehydration in a locked tractor-trailer abandoned by smugglers on the outskirts of San Antonio on June 27. Felix Marquez/AP hide caption

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Brazilian scientist Sotiris Missailidis heads research and development at his country's premier agency for vaccine development, the Bio-Manguinhos Fiocruz Foundation. He's been a key advocate for shifting Brazil's strategy toward inventing its own vaccines. Ian Cheibub for NPR hide caption

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A dire moment in the pandemic ... was the chance he'd been waiting for

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This image released by the FBI shows the wanted poster for Rafael Caro Quintero, who was behind the killing of a U.S. DEA agent in 1985. Caro Quintero has been captured by Mexican forces nearly a decade after walking out of a Mexican prison, an official confirmed Friday. FBI via AP, File hide caption

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Patricia Neves (left) and Ana Paula Ano Bom take a break at the institute in Rio de Janeiro where they work. The two scientists say they've been inseparable since they met in college. Now their friendship has made it possible to launch a remarkable partnership to make mRNA vaccines accessible to the world. Ian Cheibub for NPR hide caption

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These Brazilian besties are inventing an mRNA vaccine as a gift to the world

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Barbecue, the leader of the "G9 and Family" gang, stands next to garbage Oct. 22 to call attention to the conditions people live in as he leads a march against kidnapping through La Saline neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The group said they were also protesting poverty and for justice in the slaying of President Jovenel Moise. Odelyn Joseph/AP hide caption

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The Colombian group Itinerante. Juan Diego Muñoz hide caption

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Meet Itinerante, a trio reviving Colombia's Andean music

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FILE - Argentina's Economy Minister Martin Guzman walks outside of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, building during the IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, April 21, 2022. Guzman announced his resignation on Saturday, July 2, via twitter. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Marshals Service said that Kaitlin Marie Armstrong (shown), who is suspected in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson at an Austin, Texas, home, has been arrested in Costa Rica. U.S. Marshals Service via AP, File hide caption

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Left: Andrés de la Torre, father of Tehuel de la Torre. Tehuel is a young trans man who disappeared in March of 2021. Right: Say Sacayán, a transgender rights activist, standing in front of a sign that reads "Where is Tehuel?" Eleonora Ghioldi hide caption

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Izquierda: Andrés de la Torre, padre de Tehuel de la Torre. Tehuel es un joven trans que desapareció en marzo de 2021. Derecha: Say Sacayán, activista por los derechos de las personas transgénero, frente a un cartel que dice "¿Dónde está Tehuel?". Eleonora Ghioldi hide caption

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Our personas at work are not what they used to be. Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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Blanca Nubia Monroy photographed at her home in Bogotá, Colombia. Her son Julián Oviedo was kidnapped and killed in 2008. The Colombian army is accused of taking civilians, killing them, and disguising them as guerrilla fighters to falsify higher body counts. Carlos Saavedra for NPR hide caption

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Colombia's tribunal exposes how troops kidnapped and killed thousands of civilians

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