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By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Though sometimes written off by the national press, businesses can undoubtedly flourish in Santa Teresa, the historical and truly bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro largely because it consistently captures visitors' imaginations.

Certainly not all Cariocas share the same feelings about it, with many afraid to make the journey up into an area surrounded by favelas on all sides, but regardless, foreigners just seem to love it, and over the past five years Santa Teresa has witnessed a boom in tourism-related business and services.

It is sad, therefore, that as . . .

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