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Rio's slums the hot World Cup destination?

Rio's slums the hot World Cup destination?

Rooms in Rio's favelas could go for as little as $50 a night
Carnival in Brazil: 9 things to know

Carnival in Brazil: 9 things to know

The world's biggest carnival kicks off this weekend. Which bloco will you join?
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
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
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
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