By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Despite reports to the contrary over the last few weeks, months, indeed years, Help Discoteca in Copacabana is still open, and seemingly doing better than ever.

It is testament to the global reputation of the huge club on Avenida Atlantica that so many news column inches have been devoted to reporting its potential closure, dating back as far as 2006. It is also a testament to the complexities of interests that it remains open until the start of 2010.

Opened in 1984, the brainchild of Chico Recarey and at the time the . . .

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