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Our personas at work are not what they used to be. Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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Blanca Nubia Monroy photographed at her home in Bogotá, Colombia. Her son Julián Oviedo was kidnapped and killed in 2008. The Colombian army is accused of taking civilians, killing them, and disguising them as guerrilla fighters to falsify higher body counts. Carlos Saavedra for NPR hide caption

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Colombia's tribunal exposes how troops kidnapped and killed thousands of civilians

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Protesters rally to show their support for the recent protests and national strike against the government of President Guillermo Lasso in Quito, Ecuador, on June 25, 2022. Dolores Ochoa/AP hide caption

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A patient talks with a nurse at a traveling contraception clinic in Madagascar run by MSI Reproductive Choices, an organization that provides contraception and safe abortion services in 37 countries. The group condemned the overturn of Roe v. Wade and warned that the ruling could stymie abortion access overseas. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Last year, President Biden announced "Build Back Better World," meant to compete with China's Belt and Road Initiative. This year at the G-7, Biden will unveil the first projects. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden said the G-7 would counter Chinese influence. This year, he'll try again

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Founder of LEAP Africa Ndidi Nwuneli attends Barnard College's Global Symposium in 2015. J. Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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Pabllo Vittar performs during WorldPride NYC 2019 on Pride Island in New York City. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images hide caption

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Pabllo Vittar: The drag queen-superstar fighting for equality in Brazil

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Federal police officers arrive with recovered human remains believed to be of the Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira of Brazil and freelance reporter Dom Phillips of Britain, at the federal police hangar in Brasília, Brazil on Thursday. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Images of British journalist Dom Phillips (left) and Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Pereira are seen on a sign presented by employees of Brazil's national Indigenous agency, FUNAI, during a vigil in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 9. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Colombian presidential candidate Rodolfo Hernández receives a warm welcome at the National Congress of Oil Palm Growers in Bucaramanga, Colombia, on June 3. Fernanda Pineda/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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After Colombia's election surprise, a populist TikTok star poses stiff competition

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Health-care staff in remote clinics in Ecuador have struggled to provide pandemic resources for their patients. Kata Karáth for Undark hide caption

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Migrants gathered at the Border Transit Comprehensive Care Center are given documents by an official, center, that allow them to legally travel through Mexico. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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President Biden had hoped Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador would join him at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles — but López Obrador snubbed the invitation Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Cinnamon and cardamon bun served in a Swedish cafe, often eaten at fika – a Swedish word that's often translated as "coffee and cake break." Malcolm P Chapman/Getty Images hide caption

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#SwedenGate sparks food fight: Why some countries share meals more than others

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Asylum-seeking migrants from Colombia, Cuba and Venezuela arrive on U.S. soil, after crossing the Colorado River, from Mexico on Feb. 21, in Yuma, Arizona. Katie McTiernan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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With Cubans leaving en masse, much of Cuba's real estate is up for sale

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