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Antonio Cavalcante had a candidate for governor successfully barred after proving he had embezzled millions of dollars while he was a state legislator. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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How One Chauffeur Took Down A Corrupt Brazilian Politician

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The photographer Sebastiao Salgado, in New York City on Thursday, says we are at a "special moment" — our world now needs to be protected from climate change and other forces. Misha Friedman for NPR hide caption

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Marina Silva, shown here in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, is tied in polls with incumbent President Dilma Rousseff. Silva, the candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party, says if elected next month, she would be "the first social environmentalist president." Silvia Izquierdo/AP hide caption

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Could Brazil Have The First 'Green' President Of A Major Economy?

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Letter From Beyond The Grave: A Tale Of Love, Murder And Brazilian Law

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Evangelical Christians hold their hands out in prayer during the annual March for Jesus in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2013. Evangelicals play an increasingly large role in the nation's politics. Victor R. Caivano/AP hide caption

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As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars

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Brazil fans on Copacabana Beach were subdued during the third-place game against the Netherlands on Saturday. The national team gave them little to cheer about. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Brazil Regain Soccer Glory With Beauty Over Brawn?

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A fan screams as she watches Brazil lose to Germany, in a live telecast Tuesday in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The host nation is reeling from its loss in the World Cup semifinal. Bruno Magalhaes/AP hide caption

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Brazil Reels From Thrashing That Bounced It From World Cup

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Two young men play street soccer in the Rio de Janeiro shantytown of Vidigal on May 14. Marcelo Sayao/EPA/Landov hide caption

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In Brazil, Pacification Paves Way For Baby Steps To Democracy

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Acaraje are a regional food in Brazil made from fried balls of mashed-up beans, onions and salt. The balls are sliced in half, slathered with a spicy pepper sauce and cashew paste, and then topped with shrimp. Russell Lewis/NPR hide caption

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Want To Eat Brazilian Food At The World Cup? Please Step Outside

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