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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, June 6th, Rio Mayor Marcello Crivella revealed that City Hall would have to take over maintenance of Porto Maravilha in Centro, due to the concessionaire's lack of funds...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past Monday, July 3rd, Pedra do Sal, one of the most traditional "roda de samba" in Rio, canceled its free weekly event citing weather but also fear of a...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The latest addition to Rio de Janeiro's largely expanded hotel scene, the Belga Hotel, has just opened its doors in the heart of the city's commercial district of Centro. Billed...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The second line of the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) between the Saara market and Praça Quinze (XV), in Rio's Centro zone is expected to open in the second week...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study by UFRJ’s Architecture and Urbanism Faculty has found that Rio’s Centro Zone, excluding the Port Zone, has the capacity to build 150,000 residential properties in abandoned or unused...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Access to the newly-revitalized Orla Conde walking path, open to the public until recently, has now been restricted by the Brazilian Navy. The 3.5 kilometer long corridor stretches the length of...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This past weekend, Rio’s Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) saw more than five thousand people take advantage of the commemoration of its first year, which included free entry on...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the run up to the mega-spectacle that was the Rio 2016 Olympics, perhaps no neighborhood in the Cidade Maravilhosa was given a greater facelift than Rio de Janeiro’s commercial...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While American real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump has been extremely busy the past year in his pursuit of the U.S. presidency, the Rio de Janeiro project...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In less than two months, Rio de Janeiro will inaugurate the largest aquarium in South America when AquaRio opens to the public on November 9th. Regular tickets for the immense...
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