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RIO DE JANEIRO - President Dilma Rousseff appealed to Brazilians to support the World Cup, using a nationally televised address less than two days before the tournament starts to rebuke the "pessimist...
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Why the Rio+20 Is a Colossal Failure

Last week, Rio+20 felt like a family reunion that no one wanted to be at -- as if someone had declared 20 years ago that the world would gather in Rio and we all begrundingly came down to suffer through it. And so it began, everyone waiting around for the other shoe to drop, and when it finally did on Tuesday, it landed with a hollow, empty thud. Rio failed, and it hadn't even really started yet.
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Brazil Police Raid Rio's Biggest Slum

Officials are calling a raid into Rio de Janeiro's biggest shantytown a success, after more than 3,000 Brazilian security forces backed by armoured vehicles swept into the neighbourhood Sunday morning...