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Tag: Porto Maravilha

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Among the more than eighty events taking place for Rio's 450th anniversary this year in March is also a free bus tour circulating between the city's various cultural institutions. The...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The ongoing renovation of Rio de Janeiro's Zona Portuária (Port Zone) is reinvigorating the area's cultural scene. From growing events and festivals, to newly opened cultural centers and museums,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More major construction will start in Centro of Rio de Janeiro’s Região Portuária (Port Zone) on November 15th, as work on the Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (the Light Vehicle on...
By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- The Porto Maravilha (Marvelous Port) project is well underway with the final section of the elevated Perimetral highway, along Rua Rodrigues Alves, scheduled to be demolished in the coming weeks. The...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In the favela community of Morro da Providência, the long wait for the new cable car to open is now over, and the system has started to function just before...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — With many people heading out of town this weekend for the extended Easter holiday, the city of Rio will continue to work on its renovation of the Port Zone area...
By George Powell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A key phase of Rio's Porto Maravilha urbanization project gets underway on November 2nd with the start of the long-awaited demolition of the Perimetral highway. The removal of the elevated...
By Blake Sherman, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – American real estate tycoon Donald Trump has set his eyes on Rio, and with partners; MRP International, Salamanca and Even Construtora e Incorporadora, is developing office buildings worth an estimated...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Gamboa, the historic neighborhood in Rio's harbor district, is being hailed as the "New Lapa."  All but abandoned for the past decades, the area is now slated for significant...

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