Will there be protests or parties in Rio?

David Amanor takes a tour of Rio de Janeiro with BBC Brasil journalists who are watching as the city prepares for the World Cup. There's just seven weeks to go and the tension and excitement is mounting.

This week the World Cup trophy arrived in the city to a fanfare of music and queues of adoring fans, but across town, just a few blocks from Copacabana beach, two people were killed and clashes broke out in the streets. So how do you keep tabs on such a vibrant and volatile city?

BBC reporter Jefferson Puff and his colleagues introduce David to their contacts, the people who help them understand what's going on inside Brazil's cultural capital right now.

We hear about the passinho - the dance craze that was born in the favela and has spread across Brazil, and from the satirist who takes a creative approach to protesting. We unpick Brazil's complex relationship with the beautiful game through the football anthems past and present, and hear how a new currency was born out of a $urreal rise in prices.

Picture: Grafitti depicting Rio Favela

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