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With opportunity scarce, Brazil's youth are demanding more than the World Cup

While Brazilian leaders are hoping the coming World Cup and Olympics will set the stage for the country’s coming-out party as an economic force to be reckoned with, young Brazilians tell a less promising tale. The youth unemployment rate is a formidable 15.6 percent. However, the larger problem for young people is actually underemployment. Working youth may be making a living, but they are not building careers.

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Reporter Sylvia Maria Gross remembers Brazilian musician Dona Edith who died last week at the age of 94. She became famous for tapping and scraping samba rhythms on a dinner plate.

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Brazilians miss Japan

Japan's government has been paying Brazilian immigrants to go home and stay home. But many who have gone home don't feel like they fit in. They want to go back to Japan. Jason Strother reports from Sao Paolo.