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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Celebrating the World Environment Day (Dia Mundial do Meio Ambiente) on June 5th, Pão de Açucar (The Sugarloaf) is promoting variety of free activities from 10:30 AM to 5PM. In...
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As of April 25th, the Complexo do Alemão teleférico (gondola) passed to new management and extended its current operating hours, which also now include Sundays and holidays. The responsibility for...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In the favela community of Morro da Providência, the long wait for the new cable car to open is now over, and the system has started to function just before...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new cable car that links Morro da Providência to Central do Brasil station and the Cidade do Samba is still yet to open, eight months after its completion in May...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Resident organizations in two of the city's largest favelas have formulated plans to sue the state government over the failed implementation of the original Program for Accelerated Growth (PAC 1)....
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The new cable car, or ‘Teleférico’, which is planned for Rio’s Morro da Providência favela community, is now set to open this May according to authorities. The second of...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar - the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car - celebrates its centenary this Saturday, October 27th. Indisputably one of Rio’s most iconic landmarks and most successful tourist...
By Melissa Rossi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The official withdrawal of the Brazilian Armed Forces from the Complexo do Alemão, in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone), is scheduled to take place this Thursday, June 28th. It...
By Lacy Edney, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Pão de Açucar (The Sugarloaf) sits impressively between the ocean and the riveting landscape that makes up Rio de Janeiro. One hundred years after its cable car inauguration in 1912,...
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