Lapa Clean-Up Draws Investors

By Virgilio Arnaut, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The bohemian haven of Lapa is going through yet another stage in its evolution. In the last five years, the area has successfully transformed itself in the most popular nightlife destination in Rio. It now draws hordes of revelers to its bars and clubs.

Yet for residents, a degraded infrastructure has left many complaining about the lack of attention given to basic services. The city of Rio is now seeking to make Lapa as much a name for its amenities as it has already for its world-class nightlife.

The project Lapa . . .

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