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Colombian President Iván Duque unveiled a program last month that will allow undocumented Venezuelan migrants to legally live and work in Colombia for up to 10 years. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Colombia's President On Amnesty For Venezuelans: 'We Want To Set An Example'

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Top left: An officer asks people to observe lockdown rules in Brighton, England. Bottom left: A protester at a lockdown demonstration in Brussels, Belgium last month. Top right: Malaysian health officers screen passengers with a thermal scanner at Kuala Lumpur Airport in January 2020. Bottom right: Employees eat their lunch in Wuhan, China, in March 2020. Luke Dray/Getty Images; Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images; Mohd Rasfan/AFP; Getty Images hide caption

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Emma Coronel Aispuro (far left), wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, is facing several charges in connection with her alleged involvement in the Sinaloa cartel's drug trafficking, as her husband sits in a U.S. prison. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Workers from the garment sector block a road during a protest to demand payment of due wages, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in April 2020. They claimed that factories had not paid them after retailers and brands cancelled orders due to worldwide lockdown measures. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Deforested land on Indonesia's Borneo Island. Activists are using satellites to monitor deforestation, but cloud cover sometimes hides it from view. Bay Ismoyo/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pillagers Of Tropical Forests Can't Hide Behind Clouds Anymore

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A health worker inoculates 72-year-old Olga D'arc Pimentel with a dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. She lives on the banks of the Rio Negro near Manaus, Brazil. A small study in South Africa has raised concerns about the AstraZeneca vaccine's effectiveness. Michael Dantas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An employee places bouquets on shelves in Bogotá on Feb. 1, as Colombia prepares to export flowers for Valentine's Day amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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There's A Good Chance Your Valentine's Flowers Come From Colombia

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A Salvadoran girl sits inside a camp for asylum-seekers on Sunday in Matamoros, Mexico, where some 600 people who left Central America have been waiting for immigration court hearings. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Team Unveils New Asylum System To Replace Trump's 'Remain In Mexico'

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A vial of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. A small study in South Africa has raised concerns about its effectiveness, but the World Health Organization has now stated: "Even if there is a possibility that this vaccine has a reduction in efficacy, we see no reason not to use it, even in countries with variants." Nikolay Doychinov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Environmental activist Francia Márquez takes part in a march in August 2020 in Colombia, demanding justice for the murder of five Afro-Colombian teenagers. Márquez herself has faced violent threats and attempts on her life. Luis Robayo/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Colombian President Ivan Duque (right) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Italian Filippo Grandi (left) held a briefing in Bogota on Feb. 8 to announce the temporary regularization of almost one million undocumented Venezuelans living in Colombia. Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, announced the Biden administration's plan to terminate agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that allowed the U.S. to send asylum-seekers to those countries. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Worshippers pray in the streets of Lima. A government lockdown has shutdown churches as well as businesses to try to stop the spread of the virus. Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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With the sun setting off the coast of northern Honduras, Ella Guity watches her daughters, Jirian and Eleny, swim in the warm Caribbean waters of the village of Rio Esteban, home to a group with African and indigenous roots known as the Garifuna. Ella had left years earlier for life in the big city, but the pandemic led her back home. Tomas Ayuso for NPR hide caption

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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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The Sinovac vaccine is produced at this newly built factory in China. Sinovac is one of 11 Chinese companies carrying out clinical trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines. Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Indigenous health care workers treat patients last week at a campaign hospital set up in the Parque das Tribos neighborhood of Manaus, Brazil. Oxygen shortages at hospitals in Brazil's Amazon prompted authorities to airlift patients to other states. Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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