Fishermen wait to help people going to Colombia across the Arauca River near San Fernando de Apure in Venezuela in February 2017. More than 1 million Venezuelans are estimated to be living in Colombia.
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Relatives and friends of Eduardo Felipe Santos Victor, a teenager who was shot dead in Morro da Providencia, a low-income favela community, mourn during his funeral in Rio de Janeiro, on Sept. 30, 2015.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses the United Nations General Assembly. Several countries have requested an investigation of Venezuela for alleged crimes against humanity.
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Abortion-rights supporters demonstrate earlier this month outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires, adding the legalization campaign's distinctive green handkerchiefs to outfits alluding to the dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale. The book's author, Margaret Atwood, has said she drew inspiration from Argentine history.
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A couple watches boats pass the docks in Manaus, a city on the Amazon River. Pop-up restaurants like this line the docks to dish homemade Brazilian fare to ship travelers and crews.
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A Colombian chef turned social entrepreneur, Leonor Espinosa has made it her mission to revive traditional agriculture, ancestral foodways and culinary know-how among rural, mainly indigenous and Afro-Colombian people.
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The reflection of Brazil's National Congress stands splintered in the broken glass of a federal building in Brasilia on Thursday, one day after protesters flooded the city's streets in opposition to President Michel Temer.
Pepperpot, a traditional Guyanese Christmas dish, is basically a stew of aromatics and tough meat parts like shanks, trotters and tails that benefit from a long cooking.
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