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By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter

RIO JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new cable car that links Morro da Providência to Central do Brasil station and the Cidade do Samba is still yet to open, eight months after its completion in May 2013. The controversial project cost R$75 million and displaced many local families in its construction.

There is still no provisional date for its inauguration. The cable car, or ‘Teleférico’ is reportedly inoperative because, as yet, there is no contractor to run . . .

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