RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian colonial city of Paraty, on the south coast of Rio de Janeiro, is among the 36 candidates from all over the world this year hoping to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Six natural, 28 cultural and two mixed heritage sites can be added during a meeting this week in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to the more than 1,092 locations in 167 countries that already benefit from this title for its outstanding universal worth.

At the opening ceremony of the World Heritage Committee held on Sunday, the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey . . .

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