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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro subway system was inaugurated in 1979. According to many, the service could be much better, with more stations. What few people know is that there are two secret stations in...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A worker has died and another escaped serious injured after an accident on the construction of Rio’s new Line 4 Metro (subway) in Rio. According to the consortium responsible for...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The current bus driver strike in Rio de Janeiro has led to longer-than-usual commutes for citizens, as well as outbreaks of violence in the city. The strike has created yet...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone) neighborhood of Ipanema regained subway service on Sunday, December 15th, when the General Osório subway station reopened eight days earlier than previously scheduled....
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recent last-minute modifications in the World Youth Day (WYD) schedule, including a location change of the closing vigil from Campus Fidei (Field of Faith) in Guaratiba, Zona Oeste (West Zone),...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Commuting to work in Rio and São Paulo takes on average 31 percent longer than in other Brazilian cities, according to a recent report by the IPEA, Institute for Applied...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Work finally began on the long-discussed and debated new Metro underground link in Barra last week, with Governor of Rio Sergio Cabral inaugurating the project in front of the massed...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - State Transportation Secretary Júlio Lopes announced last week that the inauguration of the elevator that will directly connect the Cantagalo favela to Ipanema and to the General Osório metro station has...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The recent attention on Rio’s metro subway system has citizens wondering whether the proposed extension to Barra will be ready in time for the 2016 Olympic Games. Nevertheless, progress is...

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