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Cool video shows amazing South American scenery
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Cool video shows amazing South American scenery

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20 most beautiful places in Brazil

20 most beautiful places in Brazil

Ronaldo and Neymar aren't the only gorgeous things to ogle in Brazil this World Cup
Are these the world's best drummers?

Are these the world's best drummers?

In the Brazilian state of Bahia, almost everything revolves around its powerful drummers
Brazil's sex motels see surge in World Cup bookings

Brazil's sex motels see surge in World Cup bookings

Those desperate for a room might find themselves sleeping in a rent-by-the-hour motel called Fetish
Graffiti duo let rip on Brazil football team's Boeing 737

Graffiti duo let rip on Brazil football team's Boeing 737

The plane used to transport the Brazilian national squad around the country for the World Cup is now a flying work of art
'Food not fit for consumption' at Brazil World Cup hotels

'Food not fit for consumption' at Brazil World Cup hotels

Surprise inspections turn up and confiscate expired food from hotels hosting the Italian and English teams
iReport assignment: Your photos from Rio de Janeiro

iReport assignment: Your photos from Rio de Janeiro

iReporter Richard Romero shared with us a picture of the beach in Rio during Winter. What's your best shot of Brazil's party hub?
Powerful flavor: Rio's incredible juice bars

Powerful flavor: Rio's incredible juice bars

The daily sucos is a sacred ritual in Rio, a tonic to beat the heat, get a boost of natural vitamins
Insider Guide: Best of São Paulo
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Insider Guide: Best of São Paulo

Residents call it "Sampa" -- that's not the only local secret you'll find in this guide to one of the world's most vibrant megacities
Best day trips from Rio

Best day trips from Rio

Outside the Brazilian party capital lie a tropical island, a 17th-century colonial town and a beach resort for stars and surfers
Samba central: Moving to the rhythms of Rio's Lapa district

Samba central: Moving to the rhythms of Rio's Lapa district

Once seedy and derelict, the city's cultural heart now swings to the sounds of samba