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Polina, 37, rests in a hospital bed in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2011. She is severely malnourished and suffers from numerous diseases, including tuberculosis, hepatitis C and HIV. Misha Friedman hide caption

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Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (shown here at the 21st International Construction Salon in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday) was elected four months ago. Her administration has been hit hard by economic problems and a massive corruption scandal at the state oil company, Petrobras. Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Drumbeat Grows Louder For Impeachment Of Brazil's Rousseff

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Performers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on March 3, 2014. That year, the Beija-Flor parade was centered on a theme of communication throughout history; this year's theme, underwritten by Equatorial Guinea, is more controversial. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Samba School Outrage Points To Carnival's Murky Financial History

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A demonstrator dressed as a bather protests against the rationing of water, outside the official residence of Sao Paulo's Governor Geraldo Alckmin in Sao Paulo, on Jan. 26. The banner behind him reads, "Planet Water, Dry Lives." Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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A Historic Drought Grips Brazil's Economic Capital

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Mercedes-Benz, Ford and Volkswagen workers block the Anchieta highway in Sao Bernardo do Campo. Thousands of metalworkers marched to protest layoffs by carmakers expecting little or no rebound from a sharp 2014 downturn. Adonis Guerra/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Brazil, A Once-High-Flying Economy Takes A Tumble

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United States' Abby Wambach fights for the ball with Brazil's Bruna Benites during a final match of the International Women's Football Tournament in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday. The game ended in a draw, giving Brazil the tournament victory. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff begins to cry as she delivers a speech during the final report of the National Truth Commission on Violation of Human Rights during the military dictatorship from 1964-1985 in Brasilia on Wednesday. She is among the thousands who were tortured during that brutal period. Ed Ferreira/Agencia Estado/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Brazil's Tearful President Praises Report On Abuses Of A Dictatorship

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Brazilian fruits, including jambu and tapereba (lower right), displayed for a gathering of chefs in Sao Paolo. Paula Moura for NPR hide caption

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Ferran Adria And Fellow Star Chefs Talk Biodiversity In Brazil

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Residents look on as Brazilian military police officers patrol Mare, one of the largest complexes of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 30. In one of the world's most violent countries, homicide rates are dropping — but only for whites. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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In Brazil, Race Is A Matter Of Life And Violent Death

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Brazil's judicial system faces a massive backlog of cases — and stacks of paperwork. One group of five judges in Sao Paulo is currently handling 1.6 million cases. G Dettmar/National Council of Justice hide caption

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Brazil: The Land Of Many Lawyers And Very Slow Justice

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A woman has her fingerprints checked with a new biometric identification machine before voting in Brasilia Sunday. More than 142 million Brazilians went to the polls, ending a dramatic campaign. Evaristo SA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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