By Bhamika Bhudia, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the wake of the devastating mudslides, the country’s worst natural disaster to date, Nova Friburgo in the State of Rio de Janeiro has suffered major damage to homes, factories, shops and hotels, which officials estimate will require a R$500 million loan in order to rebuild and resume commerce.

Building on steep hills and inclines has long been a challenge closer to the city of . . .

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