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By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – After fifteen days of less than glorious isolation during which time he became the victim of vandalism and remained under the cover of substantial scaffolding, Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) ‘reopened’ on Sunday to a limited number of visitors.

Week-long heavy rains that began on April 5th and the ensuing landslides blocked the access road to the top of Corcovado to all traffic. The tram from Cosme Velho – the most popular means . . .

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