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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the recent outbreak of violence reported in some of Rio de Janeiro’s favela communities, Brazil’s Federal Government on Sunday unveiled a tourism plan to attract more visitors to the city. The total investment into the plan, with partnerships from the private sector, is expected to be over R$1 billion.

The program entitled, Rio de Janeiro a Janeiro (Rio from January to January) will center around a calendar with one hundred strategic events occurring throughout the year in Rio in the areas of culture, sports, tourism and . . .

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