RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2019/2020 Rio City New Year's Eve broke the record of 1.7 million domestic and foreign tourists. In the assessment of the president of the Tourism Company of Rio de Janeiro (Riotur), Marcelo Alves, this is a "fantastic" number.

"This is a great victory for Rio de Janeiro. It's a motive for great celebration and joy and challenges ahead," he said on Thursday, January 1st, in an interview with Agência Brasil. Of the tourists, 80 percent were Brazilians from other states and 20 percent were foreigners.

On January 12th, Rio will . . .

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