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World Cup visitors sample Amazon life at village

In this May 19, 2014 photo, a man plays the flute in the Tatuyo indigenous community near Manaus, Brazil.  AP FILE PHOTO

At the sound of an approaching boat, the people of this river village run out to greet their visitors, feather headdresses bobbing, loincloths and grass skirts rustling. Riding atop two of the women’s heads, baby monkeys grab fistfuls of hair as they clutch on for dear life.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

World Cup kitsch: From dog jerseys to Brazil condoms

Brazil world cup kits

World Cup fans are expressing their love of the game in wild ways, wearing patriotic nail polish, dressing up dogs with jerseys and showing their passion under the sheets with Brazil-inspired condoms.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

136 variations of Brazilian skin colors


When Brazilians were given a chance to describe their skin color, they came up with 136 shades and variations. The survey was done in 1976 by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, and was published again in a 2011 Congressional document titled: The Constitutional Commission on Justice and Citizenship.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Argentines invade Rio beach in World Cup dream

Copacabana beach

Argentina fans have flooded Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, camping out, downing drinks and firing up barbecues as they dream of World Cup glory in their rivals’ turf.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brazil takes vacation time to new level for World Cup

Soccer fans from Belgium pose for a photo with a replica of a World Cup trophy on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. AP

Brazilian authorities have augmented the country’s long list of public holidays during the World Cup to let the football-loving country enjoy the tournament and also cut down on traffic problems.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »