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By Luke Milner, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The announcement made by the state government’s Chief Secretary of Staff, Regis Fichtner, that the bonde, Santa Teresa’s tram system, will be relaunched in 2014 has been criticized by the Association of Residents and Friends of Santa Teresa (AMAST). Lawyer Abaeté Mesquita, one of AMAST’s directors, has stated that the works announced by Fichtner represent only what the public authorities are duty bound to do, and nothing more.

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