Rio de Janeiro has spent much of the past year trying to "pacify" its favelas — slums around the city that are home to a huge portion of the metropolis's population — as well as its crime. On Tuesday night, one of those favelas erupted in violence, prompting question in advance of this summer's World Cup.
Manaus, Brazil, will host several opening round games in the upcoming World Cup. The city is in the middle of the Amazon, and the local river is rising. But soccer fans who venture to town will still find all the familiar aspects of city life.
Drummer and bandleader Mauricio de Souza called Brazil home when he was a child. He's called the US home since he came here as a teenager thirteen years ago. And ever since, he's been busy on several musical fronts. The World's Ken Bader has his story.