Leme: Benefiting from Pacification

By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Leme remains the understated neighborhood among the popular beach-side famous foursome of Zona Sul (South Zone); in the shadow of Copacabana, Ipanema and Lebon. Sharing the long stretch of sand with Copacabana, and banked behind by mountains and favelas, there has not been much room to grow in the past.

The unmistakable sense of tranquility in Leme is partly because the Metro subway doesn’t stop here, bringing less . . .

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