By Antoni Galbany, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday the new Metro station license was approved by INEA (Instituto Estadual do Ambiente) to be built at Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz (Our Lady of Peace Park) in the heart of Ipanema. Residents have been protesting the project due to the destruction of the park trees and the neighborhood way-of-life.
The State Secretary of Environment, Carlos Minc, and the president of the INEA, Marilene Ramos, presented the installation license for the works of metro (subway) station.
The lack of an environmental license was one of the obstacles . . .