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The Assembly of God in Central holds regular youth services where young residents sing, pray, and worship together. This evangelical church has several other branches on the town's outskirts. Catherine Osborn/NPR hide caption

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Brazilians Turn To Evangelical Church In Rural Town Wracked By Drugs And Poverty

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Kurdish mathematician Caucher Birkar (right) received the Fields Medal, math's most prestigious prize, during the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. The medal was stolen soon after. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro is greeted by supporters as he launches his campaign for October's presidential election, in Rio de Janeiro, on July 22. Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dictatorship Was A 'Very Good' Period, Says Brazil's Aspiring President

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A hotel employee prepares coconut husks for recycling into rope at the luxury Soneva Fushi island resort in the Maldives. It's just one of many initiatives the resort is taking to reduce food waste. Amal Jayasinghe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilian surgeon Dr. Denis Cesar Barros Furtado shows his doctors license as he speaks to the media at the police department after his arrest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday. Leo Correa/AP hide caption

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Sertanejo singer Marília Mendonça, 22, sings to a crowd of thousands at Expo Londrina, an agricultural fair in the southern Brazilian city of Londrina. Catherine Osborn for NPR hide caption

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In 'Macho' Brazil, Fast-Rising Star Marília Mendonça Is Inspiring Women To Push Back

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Lívia Suarez, who runs La Frida Bike, arrives at the Dendê Valley boot camp for entrepreneurs in Salvador's city center. Catherine Osborn/NPR hide caption

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'I Know How Far I Can Go': Black Entrepreneurs Overcome Challenges In Brazil

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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. Catherine Osborn for NPR hide caption

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A Day In The Boat Life On The Amazon River

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Long, crowded lines extend from a gas station Monday in Rio de Janeiro. For more than a week, a massive truckers' strike has paralyzed fuel and food deliveries across Brazil. Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yellow Fever Encroaches Megacities, Straining Global Vaccine Supply

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Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gestures to supporters in front of the metal workers union headquarters in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, Saturday. Nelson Antoine/AP hide caption

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An elderly man lights a candle during a rally against the murder of Brazilian councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco, in Sao Paulo Brazil on March 15, 2018. Brazilians mourned for the Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and outspoken critic of police brutality who was shot in the city center in an assassination-style killing. Miguel Schincariol /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's President Michel Temer has ordered that the military take over security issues in Rio de Janeiro. Leo Correa/AP hide caption

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The Racket In Brazil: Gangs Are Blowing Up Banks For Cash

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Revelers celebrate during the Carnival street parade of the Bloco das Carmelitas in the Santa Teresa neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week. Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rio Carnival: When Brazil Lets Out Its Mysterious 'Inner Chicken'

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