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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bonde tram of Santa Teresa doubles as local transportation and iconic tourism draw for the bohemian hillside neighborhood, although after a tragic accident in 2011 it took until 2015 to come online again. Now a new tourist ticket cost of R$20 per ride is drawing both praise and criticism from residents.

Government news agencies report that with just over thirty days since the implementation of the tourist tariff on the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?