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Reversing a long-standing pattern, migrants are coming back from São Paulo and Rio to smaller cities in Pernambuco and other north-eastern states.
Now the cup is over, Brazil's media are seeking to blame any shortfall in commercial profits on the social movements and demonstrators. What a cheek!
It could have been so different. Instead Brazil got corruption, repression, white elephant megastadiums... and FIFA
Next week the FIFA World Cup tournament starts in Brazil and many Brazilians don't seem to be very happy about the world biggest football carnival coming to town.
An American private company accused of committing human rights violations in Iraq is helping Brazil with its security for the World Cup.
Why the much-praised UPP programme seems to be stumbling amid signs of a new spiral of violence.
Mare Favela children speak in a crowd-funded documentary film about life in a Brazilian urban slum.
The 'colectivos' inspire fear and loathing in the Venezuelan opposition, but what are they?

Haiti: No sweat

The Caracol Industrial park, intended as the flagship post-earthquake development project, has been little short of a disaster.
Panic and despair in Favela do Metrô-Mangueira, next to the World Cup final stadium, as authorities order demolition of 12 homes.

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