By Sam Green, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long-planned high-speed rail link between Rio and São Paulo has run into fresh problems after the auction to build the crucial connection between Brazil’s two main cities failed to attract bidders. The R$33 billion project now looks unlikely to be ready in time for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, despite announcements made last year to the contrary.

Bernardo Figueiredo, the director of the National Agency . . .

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