By Tim Anderson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – São Conrado is an upmarket suburb in Zona Sul (South zone), just some five kilometers from the famous Ipanema and Leblon beaches. The status of this area is well established having been exclusively owned for hundreds of years, originally belonging to the Governor of the city who also later cultivated sugar cane in the area during the Seventeenth century.

The name, however, originates from a later resident Colonel Conrado . . .

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