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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Infrastructure investments for the Olympic Games and vast, underdeveloped swathes of land have led Rio de Janeiro’s lesser-known Zona Oeste (West Zone) into a construction boom in recent years. Barra da Tijuca may have been on the radar for some time, but other neighborhoods in the area are now catching up.

The Zona Oeste of Rio de Janeiro consists of more than just the beach neighborhoods of Barra da . . .

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