By Sarah Coursey, Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - When a mansion in Alto Leblon on the street Rua Timóteo da Costa was approved as the future site of a new school, residents decided to take action. A prominent neighborhood group has taken up a petition, claiming that the school will increase traffic in the area, a significant factor in the evaluation of house prices.

Zona Sul is already famous for its traffic congestion, and the über-chic, hillside corner of Leblon referred to as Alto ( High) Leblon is considered an oasis from the hustle and bustle of its major commercial . . .

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