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Venezuela Set To Launch The Petro, Its New Cryptocurrency

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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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Master guitar maker Arnulfo Rubio Orozco holds up his latest project. It's taken him a month to craft this guitar with pearl accents and wood from southern Mexico. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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A Town In Mexico Sees Guitar Sales Soar Thanks To The Movie 'Coco'

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Still No Answer For What Caused U.S. Diplomats' Illnesses In Cuba

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Jubilante Cutting, left, the founder of Guyana Animation Network, stands with a student from Marian Academy in Georgetown, Guyana. Last year, Cutting launched a project to help high school girls explore careers in digital media and animation. Joseph Allen hide caption

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Penny Lawrence at Oxfam House in Oxford, in 2016. Lawrence, who was the U.K. charity's deputy chief executive, stepped down Monday amid a growing scandal over aid workers who paid for sex in Haiti and Chad. Charlotte Ball / Oxfam/Charlotte Ball / Oxfam hide caption

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Oxfam Workers Accused Of Sexually Exploiting Haiti Quake Survivors

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Ex-Mexican Foreign Minister Sees Some Good In Trump's Immigration Plan

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The Young Men Who Make A Living As Paid Personal Dancers In Brazil

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A Samba School Shout Out

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Ecuador Votes On Presidential Term Limits

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Line workers sort freshly cut avocados at Frutas Finas packing plant in Tancitaro. Forty-five percent of the world's avocados come from Mexico. Eighty percent of avocados consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico, the majority from the small mountain town of Tancitaro. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Blood Avocados No More: Mexican Farm Town Says It's Kicked Out Cartels

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A photo from 2002 shows Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart (right), with his father, Cuban leader Fidel Castro during the Havana Book Fair opening. Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A volunteer from the non-profit Accion Solidaria organizes imported medicines alphabetically, in a store room in Caracas, Venezuela, last April. The Pharmaceutical Federation of Venezuela estimates the country is suffering from an 85 percent shortage of medicine. Fidel Suarez/AP hide caption

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