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  • Animated movies sing a happy tune

    Animated movies sing a happy tune
    Considered deeply uncool at one point, music from animated movies is back — and singing along is now not only OK for kids, it's something adults record themselves doing on their phones and share on YouTube.
  • Rio de Janeiro police face 'image problem'

    Rio de Janeiro police face 'image problem'
    RIO DE JANEIRO — As the 2014 World Cup tournament nears, efforts to reform Rio de Janeiro's police forces remain, like many of the Brazilian soccer stadiums themselves, a work in progress. Seeking to improve public safety, police have...

    Despite problems, demand high for World Cup tickets

    If you're going to Brazil for the World Cup, you'd better start looking for a sports bar where you can watch the games on TV. Because for all the problems with stadium construction, transportation infrastructure and political protests, this World Cup...

    Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup

    Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup
    MANAUS, Brazil — In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated region. So they granted special tax breaks to Manaus, reviving a faded rubber-baron town in the middle...

    Letters to Travel: Brazil and slavery

    Vincent Bevins wrote that, "São Paulo was built by immigrants from Italy, Japan, Portugal and Lebanon, among others..." ["Culture by Day, Partying by Night," March 30]. That is quite an interesting tidbit about the place that received the majority of...