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A man performs yoga in the Babilonia favela overlooking Rio de Janeiro in 2014. The Brazilian government made a big push to impose order on the shantytowns in advance of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics this summer. Babilonia was once considered a model, but violence has been on the rise in the run-up to the games. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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As Olympics Near, Violence Grips Rio's 'Pacified' Favelas

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Furloughed Polar workers picket outside Polar's Caracas brewery, which shut down in April. They are protesting against the government, which has impeded Polar's ability to import barley. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

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Hearing Topic For Accused Sept. 11 Mastermind Shifts To Defendants' Rights

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Immigrants from El Salvador, including one who says she is seven months pregnant, stand next to a U.S. Border Patrol truck after they turned themselves in to border agents on Dec. 7, 2015, near Rio Grande City, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S.-Mexico Border Sees Resurgence Of Central Americans Seeking Asylum

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Reports Of Brutal Rape In India, Brazil Ignite National Debate

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Coca-Cola Halts Production In Venezuela Due To Nation's Sugar Shortage

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A man uses a vegetable container to carry currency notes in a market in Caracas on May 21. Amid a crushing economic crisis and triple-digit inflation, Venezuela's bolivar has lost so much value that the largest bill, the 100-bolivar note, is now worth less than a dime on the black market. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Relatives and victims of Argentine and Uruguayan military dictatorships react as they hear the sentence of Argentina's court in the trial on Operation Condor, at the Argentina's embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay on May 27, 2016. Pablo Porciuncula /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilians protest in front of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro on Friday against an alleged gang rape that police say they are investigating. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Key Minister In Brazil's New Government Steps Down After Tape Is Leaked

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A protester wears a respirator mask during a demonstration against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 18. Police used teargas against some demonstrators. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's Government Plays Hardball To Block Opposition's Recall Effort

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The U.S. Influence On Cuba's Rapid Cultural Change

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