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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than five hundred thousand passengers are expected to pass through Rio de Janeiro’s main bus terminal, Novo Rio, during the carnival, which begins on Saturday, March 2nd.

Almost nine thousand extra buses were programmed by 41 companies to meet demand, starting Thursday (February 28th). Friday, March 1st should be the busiest day of the holiday with 44,000 passengers expected to go through the terminal.

According to the terminal’s press officer, Beatriz Lima, the most sought after destinations in the state are the cities along the Regi . . .

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