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'We Don't Need the World Cup': Massive Protests Erupt Across Brazil

200,000 people took to the streets Monday to oppose political corruption and inferior public services.

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Rio's Santa Marta Slum Attracts a Slew of Famous Visitors

Add Vice President Joe Biden to a list that includes Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Michael Jackson.

In the Amazon, Natives Fight to Stop Brazil's Next Big Dam

A group of local tribes halted construction on the Belo Monte Dam for the second time this month.

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Brazil's Most Expensive New Stadium Faces Its First Test

Demolished and rebuilt, Brasilia's Mane Garrincha National Stadium is almost ready.

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A Cyclist's Lost Arm Becomes a Symbol of Reform in São Paulo

The mayor of Brazil's largest city pledges to stop the carnage. Will it work?

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Rio's Mad Scramble: Will the City Be Ready for the World Cup?

Weather, worker strikes, and structural problems have set back the renovation of the historic Maracanã Stadium as FIFA's deadline looms.

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Will Brazil Cancel Carnaval?

After a night club fire killed hundreds, the country seems to be doing some soul-searching.

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Bicycle Schools, Complete with Bamboo Bikes, On a Roll in Brazil

File under things that make you feel good.

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Giant Head Sees All on the Beaches of Rio

Great public art, or the setup for a hilarious jet-ski accident? You be the judge.

The Best Way to Deal With Crosswalk-Blocking Drivers Ever

If common courtesy can't be relied upon, these beefy Brazilian martial artists can.

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A Tug-of-War Between Bus and Rail in a Brazilian World Cup City

New court ruling may help Cuiabá make up its mind about Cup-related transit plans.

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Has South America's Most Sustainable City Lost Its Edge?

Brazil's Curitiba was once a model of sustainable planning. Now, it's struggling with a slew of urban problems.

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Pee Into This Sao Paulo Urinal To Make Lovely Music

A toilet fixture in Brazil lets you shred on the guitar with the force of your urine.

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Scenes from Brazil's Crack Epidemic

The country is struggling to stem the spread of the drug in its urban slums.

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Trompe L'oeil in the Slums: São Paulo's 'Floating' Graffiti

Graffiti artists have created words that seem to float several feet above the crooked roadways of a Brazilian favela.

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Postcard From Belem

A birthday for Brazil's port city and other news

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Brazil's Population Is Now Majority Minority

Preliminary results from 2010 census shows the mixed-race and black population has tipped the scale at the same time the country's cities saw remarkably high growth rates

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Urbanizing the Amazon

Though cities are springing up throughout the Brazilian rainforest, there are few jobs to be had

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To Add Public Spaces to Brazil's Favelas, First You Have to Find Space

Recent flooding opened up new possibilities in the Paraisopolis section of Sao Paolo