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Brazil's Marcelo (6) celebrates his goal with Neymar (11) and Hulk (20) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against the United States on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Landover, Md. Brazil won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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**FILE** President Obama meets with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on April 9, 2012, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Associated Press)

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Washington Wizards center Nene, left, of Brazil, drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Performers rehearse at the Sambadrome parade grounds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday Feb. 17, 2012. The globe's biggest Carnival bash opens Friday, with an estimated 850,000 tourists in attendance for the five-day-event, running from Feb. 17-21. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Salvador, Brazil (The Washington Times)

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Demonstrators leave the state legislative building in Salvador, Brazil, on Thursday after up to 300 police officers and some of their relatives had taken it in protest. (Associated Press)

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China is importing millions of tons of soybeans from Brazil (pictured) and Argentina to feed livestock to meet a growing demand. To enhance the supply, China is buying farmland and agricultural companies in South America. (Associated Press)

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Brazil's state-controlled oil company expects to pump 4.9 million barrels of oil a day by 2020, and much of it will go to China. President Dilma Rousseff in November celebrated the delivery of one of four Brazilian-built oil-transport ships. (Associated Press)

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, front right, shakes hands with a boy during a visit to the Vidigal slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. Boehner toured a Rio de Janeiro shantytown that has recently been taken over from drug traffickers by police. Boehner is leading a seven-member congressional delegation to Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Rocinha residents gather as police officers raise the state flag of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil's national flag after elite police units backed by armored military vehicles and helicopters took control of the city's largest slum. (Associated Press)

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Brazil's policemen guard the streets of the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro on Nov.13, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega

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associated press Ali Krieger of Dumfries was exultant after scoring the decisive goal against Brazil in the quarterfinals.

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Abby Wambach (left) and Hope Solo had plenty of reason to smile after the U.S. defeated Brazil in the quarterfinals Sunday. (Associated Press)

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United States' Abby Wambach, left, and United States goalkeeper Hope Solo celebrate winning the quarterfinal match against Brazil at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Dresden, Germany, Sunday, July 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Brazilian Economy Minister Guido Mantega welcomes French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, the front-runner for chief of the International Monetary Fund. Brazil is one of several countries that wants the IMF search to go outside of Europe. (Associated Press)

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IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, drives through the first turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 19, 2011, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jonny Flynn (10) passes behind the back against Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) as Nene (31), from Brazil, looks on during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 9, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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FILE - This Feb. 3, 2011 file photo shows Adriana Guedes as she has her hair straightened by hair dresser Tania Machado at a salon in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilian Blowout surfaced around 2005 in Brazil, where a combination of high humidity and a largely mixed-race, curly haired population made for a nation of eager customers. It soon spread throughout North America and Europe. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)