Rio’s Mayor Cuts Sea-Goddess Iemanjá Procession Funding

The boat procession out of Copacabana beach is just one of the cultural events not being funded by the city under Crivella's administration.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio de Janeiro will not financially help the Iemanja Boat procession that takes place every end of year in Copacabana Beach. This is the second major event in Rio’s tourist calendar that city officials have said will not be receiving financial help from the city due to Rio's troubled financial situation.

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