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A set of pink seesaws allowed people to share some fun along the U.S.-Mexico border wall this week. Here, a woman helps her little girls ride the seesaw that was installed near Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico. Christian Chavez/AP hide caption

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In Northern Brazil, Prison Riot Leaves Dozens Of Inmates Dead

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Carlos Fonseca Leal, one of the 14 Cuban employees at Little Habana, serves food during a recent lunch rush. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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A Taste Of Cuba Pops Up In Juárez, Mexico

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A police officer patrols the surroundings of the Altamira Regional Recovery Centre after at least 52 inmates were killed in a prison riot, in the Brazilian northern city of Altamira, Pará state, on Monday. Bruno Santos/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Critics Say Brazil's President Isn't Protecting The Rainforest Or Its People

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This costume, with corn husks and feathers and paper flowers, is worn by a member of a dance group that gathers in cemeteries and other places to mark Day of the Dead festivities (called Xantolo, the word written above the mask). The idea of combining a skeletal mask with European fashion was devised by the Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada, who lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Phyllis Galembo hide caption

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After Gov. Rossello's Resignation, Political Turmoil In Puerto Rico Continues

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Economic Crisis Rattles Venezuelan Cattle Ranchers

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Guatemalan migrants use makeshift rafts to cross the Suchiate River from Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Chiapas State, Mexico, on Monday. In an effort to pressure Guatemala to reduce migration, the Trump administration is planning punitive measures against the country. Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Considering 'Travel Ban' On Guatemalans After Asylum Snub

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Judge In California Blocks Trump Administration's New Asylum Rule

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Guatemalan migrant Lety Pérez embraces her son, Anthony, while pleading with a Mexican National Guard member to let them cross into the United States, near Juárez, Mexico, on Monday. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters hide caption

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Trump Threatens Guatemala With Tariffs If It Doesn't Comply With New Asylum Process

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Protesters In Puerto Rico Continue Calls For Gov. Rossello To Resign

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Venezuelan soldiers and policemen who deserted to Colombia protest after being evicted from the hotel where they were staying in Cúcuta in May. More than 1,400 members of Venezuelan security forces fled the country in February and March. Schneyder Mendoza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuelan Officers Who Fled To Colombia Are 'Adrift' As Maduro Holds Onto Power

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