Residents of Rio’s Jardim Botânico Neighborhood Working Together

In a neighborhood of around 20,000 inhabitants, approximately 20 volunteers have given up their Saturday morning leisure to do what should be done by the city and the state governments.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the Rio local ("Carioca"), it is virtually impossible to miss a sunny Saturday on the beach. All they need is a nice day with pleasant temperatures, and they make the most of their favorite program, a common habit that denotes the essence of the Carioca.

But not everyone feels this way. In a neighborhood of around 20,000 inhabitants, approximately 20 volunteers have given up their Saturday morning leisure . . .

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