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By Donitra Clemons, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Santa Teresa has long been a popular tourist destination, with steep rolling cobblestone streets and a distinctly bohemian style of shops and restaurants. However, business in Santa Teresa has suffered since the closing of the trolley, locally known as the bonde, following a tragic accident last year (2011) on August 27th.

The accident left six people dead and 54 people injured only two months after a Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?