By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio Times looks north, this time, to the state of Amazonas this week in the series on Brazil’s World Cup 2014 host cities, and more specifically the capital Manaus, which will see matches leading to the biggest prize in sport contested there in three and a half years time.

Far more rurally located than the majority of cities that will welcome footballing superstars from across the planet, Manaus nevertheless receives its fair share of visitors due to its proximity to . . .

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