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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The popular bonde (tram) that takes passengers from Rio de Janeiro's Centro to bohemian neighborhood Santa Teresa is set to start a new phase in construction with the goal...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The widely missed bonde (tram) in Santa Teresa, suspended since 2011, will start first tests with passengers today (July 27th), on a 1.7km stretch of the final 10.5km between...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Launched by Rio's Secretary of State in January 2014, the Operation Lapa Presente has so far arrested numerous people for crimes and sheltered 15,000 homeless people in the one...
By Kristen Nozell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Lapa’s reputation is among the most famous destinations in Rio, known to both Cariocas and travelers alike as the bairro (neighborhood) where samba and cachaça-filled establishments infuse the air when...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With Rock in Rio 2013 just around the corner (beginning on September 13th), the Lapa Irish Pub has added new focus on their rock 'n' roll lineup; with bands...
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