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Global Politics

Life in Brazil's favelas

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says that during his administration millions of people were lifted out of poverty, including those living in Rio's notorious favelas. Reporter Jason Strother visited the Rocinha favela, to find out what residents think.

Global Politics

Acai no panacea in Brazil

The Amazonian berry known as a�a� is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. Proponents tout its unsubstantiated health benefits. But the berry has a very different reputation back in Brazil. Reporter Kelley Weiss reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Garotas Suecas

You may recall the band Brazilian Girls. It's somewhat misnamed: there are no girls from Brazil in it. Along comes a band from Brazil called Garotas Suecas. That means Swedish Girls, but, again, no girls from Sweden. The World's Marco Werman has more.

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Tom Ze

Brazilian musical iconoclast Tom Ze has re-released a trilogy of his estudandos, or studies, of bossa nova and samba. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him and finds out why he twisted these beloved musical styles.

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Sugar bowl of the world

A little sugar sweetens the Geo Quiz: sugar comes from many places around the world. More than 100 countries produce the sweet stuff from sugar cane and sugar beetn but the question today is which country produces and exports the most sugar?

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Brazil's Mauricio de Souza

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.

Breakthrough' pill could help prevent HIV

Scientists recently announced a potential breakthrough in the prevention of HIV. A pill normally used to treat HIV was found to protect gay men from becoming infected with the virus. Solana Pyne reports from Rio de Janeiro.