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Rio home owners already renting properties for World Cup 2014

Rio home owners already renting properties for World Cup 2014

One penthouse to rent for $150,000 for a month; city fears shortage of rooms
8 of Brazil's best beaches

8 of Brazil's best beaches

Beach-goers here have been known to break into applause as the sun sets. And getting to the best ones is easy
10 things to know before visiting Brazil

10 things to know before visiting Brazil

Brazil might be the biggest country most of the world doesn't know a whole heckuva a lot about. That's changing
Is Rio ready for the World Cup?

Is Rio ready for the World Cup?

A year before the World Cup, CNN's Pedro Pinto finds out whether Brazil's infrastructure is ready
5-minute guide to Brazilian barbecue

5-minute guide to Brazilian barbecue

Churrascaria barbecue rules the Brazilian table. Here's how to order the best cuts of meat
Gallery: Rio's epic samba parade

Gallery: Rio's epic samba parade

Feathers and thongs are for amateurs -- try getting in and out of these outrageous costumes
Video: Carnival time in Rio

Video: Carnival time in Rio

CNN's Shasta Darlington on the scene in Brazil seems to be the only person not partying
Ahead of Brazil World Cup tourist influx, free English classes planned for prostitutes

Ahead of Brazil World Cup tourist influx, free English classes planned for prostitutes

Financial dealings and a specialized vocabulary focusing on sensual words and fetishes among the lessons
Best business hotels 2012: The winners

Best business hotels 2012: The winners

Lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* has picked its best business hotels of 2012. Which hotels made the grade?
Love motel for pets opens in Brazil

Love motel for pets opens in Brazil

New massive pet complex in Belo Horizonte caters to world's fifth-largest market for pet accessories
Paying homage: The legendary buildings of Oscar Niemeyer

Paying homage: The legendary buildings of Oscar Niemeyer

A look at the Brazilian Modernist architect's life work