While the United States and Europe struggle with financial woes, Brazil has become one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world.
Brazil now has the sixth-largest economy, but could soon become the fifth.
CBN News Reporter Heather Sells spent the last week in northeast Brazil, in a city once considered the poorest area in the country. Now, the area is leading Brazil's economic growth.
Click play for her comments on Brazil's recent economic success and how it could impact the rest of the world.
Stay with CBNNews.com in the coming weeks for Sells' full report on Brazilian tourists visiting the U.S. -- and why it matters.