Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Having a car in Rio de Janeiro is like a box of chocolates: you never know what kind of traffic you’re going to get yourself stuck in unless you try it. The freedom of having a car in a city, particularly in Rio, is not as rosy as the petroleum and car industries make it seem in their advertisements all over the city.
First off, if you plan to use your car in the city, you need luck to find parking spots and cash to pay off both the legal and . . .