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Brazilians among 'happiest' in the world says envoy

20 June 2013 Last updated at 19:51 BST

Brazil's Ambassador to Britain has said that, despite the ongoing protests, recent research shows that Brazilians are content with their lives and have a positive view of the future.

Demonstrations have been taking place across Brazil for more than a week over corruption, inefficient public services and high levels of spending ahead of next year's World Cup.

Speaking to the BBC's Jon Sopel, Ambassador Jaguaribe stressed that the hosting World Cup and the Olympic Games would bring enormous financial benefits for the country.