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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Living in the Cidade Maravilhosa can be frustrating at times finding inexpensive furnishings or an outlet for swapping items, especially for those not yet fluent in Portuguese. With over 2,000 members, the Gringo Buy & Sell group page on the ever popular global social network known as Facebook has become an important solution for those English speakers looking to sell or purchase items.

Christa Pickering MacInnis, the creative individual behind this network of classifieds, decided to establish a Facebook group because of her own frustrations. After living in . . .

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