By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - State Transportation Secretary Júlio Lopes announced last week that the inauguration of the elevator that will directly connect the Cantagalo favela to Ipanema and to the General Osório metro station has been pushed to June of this year.

The elevator was scheduled to begin serving residents of the Cantagalo/Pavão-Pavãozinho communities as well as tourists this month, but the project remains far from completion. It is expected to start functioning in conjunction with the inauguration of the new General Osório metro entrance, “Teixeira de Melo”, located . . .

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