Our Global Teen today is Maximiliano Medeiros, who lives in Montevideo in Uruguay. He’s a student at an agricultural science college and is a big fan of Brazilian music.
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Captain Hans Langsdorff rescued his crew of more than 1,000 men by scuttling his ship, the Graf Spee, rather than fight a hopeless battle in 1939. His daughter says it’s time to honor his moral courage.
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