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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The popular bonde (tram) that takes passengers from Rio de Janeiro's Centro to bohemian neighborhood Santa Teresa is set to start a new phase in construction with the goal to opening the stretch until main square Largo dos Guimarães. The first stretch that opened until Largo do Curvelo has already proved to be successful.

The bonde was dearly missed by both visitors to the city, as well as residents and businessowners in the hilltop neighborhood of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?