In an unusual turn off of its traditional route, the theme for this year's carnival parade in Rio is the plight of Brazil's indigenous Indians and the Xingu nature reserve. The villain in this production is not amused.
This is protest in Brazil: A samba school has pitted itself against Big Agriculture to bring attention to the country's native people during Carnival.
Campaigners have claimed the Brazilian national development bank is lending money to damaging foreign projects without proper due diligence. Donna Bowater reports from Rio de Janeiro.
It is home to the largest rainforest in the world. It has miles of sandy, deserted beaches, and stunning flat-topped mountains. It invented samba and a drink called caipirinha. So why does Brazil have so few tourists?
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