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Brazil, home of sun, sea and catwalks! However as this challenging report shows beneath the glitz and glamour of Brazil's most famous export lies a darker world of racism and segregation.
In the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, a British couple run a very different kind of primary school. Each lesson links back to the pupils' remote jungle environment, the syllabus a celebration of everything that is so precious about Amazonia.
Brazilian couple Luiz and Edna Toledo have a home made from rubbish, literally. Not content with building themselves a recycled mansion, the couple now plan to construct an entire community from waste.
Inhuman, medieval conditions are the norm in Brazilian prisons where inmates have few rights. In a country where police would rather shoot a suspect than lock him up prison conditions speak to the larger issues at play.
Brazil has a lot more to offer than just amazing beaches and remarkable beauty. The many slums are disgraced by child sex trafficking, hundreds of thousands of girls and boys are bought, sold or kidnapped each year.
For the Indians of the Amazon, it's a punishment from God. For European surfers, it's the latest adventure. For both, it is more than just a wave; the 'Pororoca', or 'big roar', is unpredictable and deadly.
As President Lula's health is brought into question, Brazil is looking ahead to the elections in October. Could a victory for ex-environment minister Marina Silva be the salvation of the rainforest?
Eight miles of walls are being constructed around hundreds of Rio de Janeiro's sprawling slums. Are they really eco-barriers, protecting the rainforest, or a disguise for the city's social problems?