By Antoni Galbany, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the pacification of the Vidigal favela community last November 2011 and subsequent UPP (police pacification unit), area real estate prices have experienced an increase of up to fifty percent, in some cases more. Along with this interest and speculation, is a proposed five-star luxury hotel being built by Helio Pellegrino, Antonio Rodrigues (owner of Bar Belmonte) and Conrado Denton at the very top of Vidigal.
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