By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's mayor, Eduardo Paes, recently called for renovation works on a building designed by the late Oscar Niemeyer to be halted amidst strong protests from the architectural community. The structure was originally part of a 1980s building program called Ciep (Integrated Centres of Public Education), and sits close to the Carnival Sambódromo.

Rio’s Tourism Board (Riotur) and The Independent League of Samba Schools of Rio de Janeiro (LIESA . . .

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