By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tourists in Rio de Janeiro have experienced difficulties while visiting the iconic Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) this holiday season, as some waited in long lines in extreme heat for transport vans or for the Corcovado train, while others were left stranded when train cars malfunctioned twice in three days between December 31st and January 3rd.
The first train malfunction occurred on December 31st when a Corcovado train car stopped due to engine problems at around 8:30 PM. Then on Friday, January 3rd, one car descending the mountain stopped . . .