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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon has occasionally ventured into futurology, and on the eve (or so we are told by City Hall) of the official inauguration of the VLT (the Very Light Tram) he will predict the following. If you're an optimist, don't read any further.

Prediction the first: There will be gridlock! The VLT will traverse the length of Av. Rio Branco, once named Av. Central, which . . .

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