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Brazilian city flourishes in financial crisis

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The nature of its island beauty has been compared to Hawaii, its nightlife to Ibiza's and its jet-set appeal to that of St Tropez.

Newsweek described it as one of the top 10 most dynamic cities in the world - but it is not yet a household name.

Tayfun King visited Florianopolis in the south of Brazil to find out more.

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