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By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three-quarters of the people who work at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro lost their jobs on Monday (January 4th). The consortium, comprised of Odebrecht SA and AEG, that runs the venue announced that forty people would be laid off in a bid to reduce costs in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in August.

The Maracanã, in the city’s Zone Norte (North Zone), is Brazil’s best . . .

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