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Migrants from Haiti get caught on a crevasse along the Acandiseco river, Colombia. Carlos Villalón for NPR hide caption

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A once-remote patch of rainforest is now packed with migrants trying to reach the U.S.

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Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's "Diego y yo" set a new auction record for art by a Latin American artist, selling for $34.9 million at Sotheby's on Tuesday night. Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A seawall stretches for hundreds of miles along the coast of Guyana, in northern South America. It protects the low-lying coastal lands where the majority of Guyana's population lives. The region is acutely threatened by rising sea levels, as well as other symptoms of climate change, yet Guyana is embracing the oil industry. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Guyana is a poor country that was a green champion. Then Exxon discovered oil

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USAID Administrator Samantha Power delivered a speech on her "new vision" for the agency on Nov. 4 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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International visitors who fly into the U.S. will have a new set of rules and requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccines, starting Nov. 8. Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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This Día de los Muertos altar on display at a public shrine in Oaxaca, Mexico, shows several traditional ofrendas, including cempasúchil -- the Aztec name of the marigold flower native to Mexico. Gabriel Perez/Getty Images hide caption

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Maria Laura Rojas, a climate activist from Bogota, at the outskirts of the city. Erika Piñeros for NPR hide caption

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From a place of privilege, she speaks the truth about climate to power

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, seen during a news conference in Brasilia last week, has insisted that he is innocent of the charges proposed against him. Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A vendor walks through Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, in March. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Puerto Rico leads the U.S. in COVID vaccine rate — and what states can learn

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In this photo released by the Colombian presidential press office, one of the country's most wanted drug traffickers, Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias "Otoniel," leader of the violent Clan del Golfo cartel, is presented to the media at a military base in Necocli, Colombia, Saturday, Oct. 23. AP hide caption

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People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 19, 2021. A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Oct. 16, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. Joseph Odelyn/AP hide caption

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A firefighter outside the Congress building in Guatemala City douses a vehicle set on fire by a group of veterans demanding compensation for their service in the country's civil war. Moises Castillo/AP hide caption

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