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A worker at VKE Cargo in Miami prepares a pallet containing cargo to be shipped to Venezuela. Fewer shipping companies are willing and able to ship to Venezuela. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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A Shortage Of Shippers For Badly Needed Supplies Of Food And Medicine To Venezuela

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Trucks wait to enter the United States at the border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, in 2017. More than $1.6 billion in goods flow across the border each day. Jorge Duenes/Reuters hide caption

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How Closing The Border Would Affect U.S. Economy, From Avocados To Autos

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A woman holds a placard reading "We Want Water and Electricity" as she shouts slogans during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, about a lack of water and electric service during a new power outage in the country on Sunday. President Nicolás Maduro announced a 30-day electricity rationing plan to help as the government works to restore service. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Young men carry luggage from Venezuela into Colombia under the Simón Bolívar International Bridge. Tensions are rising in this border area, where many Venezuelans are seeking refuge and are anxious for change back home. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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'Time To Act': Venezuelans Who Fled To Colombia Are Eager To Oust Maduro

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The sea squirt Ascidia sydneiensis, a tubelike animal that squirts water out of its body when alarmed, is one of 48 additional nonnative marine species in the Galapagos Islands documented in a newly published study. Previously, researchers knew of only five. Courtesy of Jim Carlton hide caption

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Dozens Of Nonnative Marine Species Have Invaded The Galapagos Islands

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Former Brazilian President Michel Temer, pictured in 2018, was arrested Thursday on corruption charges. He faced similar charges of bribery in 2017, during his brief stint in office. The 78-year-old denies any wrongdoing. Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images hide caption

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Colombian police escort a Venezuelan soldier into Cúcuta, Colombia. The soldier surrendered at a bridge crossing the Venezuela-Colombia border, where people tried to carry humanitarian aid into Venezuela on Feb. 23. Fernando Vergara/AP hide caption

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1,000 Venezuelan Armed Forces Have Fled Across Border, Says Colombian Government

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Nicaragua's Apostolic Nuncio Waldemar Sommertag speaks next to the OAS special envoy Luis ángel Rosadilla during a news conference in Managua on Wednesday. They said the government had agreed to release detainees within 90 days. Maynor Valenzuela/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A damaged door frame is seen at the home of Roberto Marrero in Caracas on Thursday. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó says his chief of staff was detained by Venezuelan intelligence agents. Ivan Alvarado/Reuters hide caption

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Eloisa Tamez of El Calaboz, Texas, walks along the border wall in her backyard. She took the government to court over surveying her land and over the compensation she received for the land needed for border wall construction. Reynaldo Leanos Jr./Texas Public Radio hide caption

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Rio Grande Valley Landowners Plan To Fight Border Wall Expansion

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U.S. diplomats began the exodus from the Caracas, Venezuela, embassy earlier this week. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed the last remaining American diplomats have left the country. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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A U.S. flag flies outside the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, in January. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that all remaining embassy personnel would be withdrawn this week. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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Archaeologist Ana Celis checks out an artifact. Courtesy of Karla Ortega hide caption

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Archaeologists Find Trove Of Maya Artifacts Dating Back 1,000 Years

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Protesters took to the streets Saturday with tensions rising between opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro, as crisis-wracked Venezuela began to emerge from the chaos of an electricity blackout. Matias Delacroix/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Smoke billows from aid trucks set on fire on the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela, on Feb. 23. Edinson Estupi?án/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends an event to celebrate 211 years of the creation of the Brazilian Marine Corps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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