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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once again on the morning of the last day of the year, we look back and review some of the most noteworthy stories of foreigners – aka ‘gringos’ – doing interesting things in Rio de Janeiro for 2017.

While it was a year of turmoil in Brazil, with unprecedented political corruption and the worst economic crisis in recent history, Rio de Janeiro faced its own unique challenge with a Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?