By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2008 Swedish native Johan Jonsson launched Agente Imóvel here in Brazil, an internet-based real estate portal integrating listings and data in Portuguese - as well as English. Now the company has recently expanded into vacation rentals, tapping into Brazil’s tourism industry on an even broader scale.

The decision to expand the business was partly influenced by the upcoming 2014 World Cup

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