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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Telhado Orgânico Medicinal (Organic Medicinal Roof) and Galeria Viva (Living Gallery), two local projects in the Vidigal favela community, have been declared spaces of intangible cultural heritage for the City...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Beginning on Saturday 17th December, Line 4 of Rio de Janeiro’s Metro (subway) system will adopt the same operating hours as the city’s other Metro lines. The new subway...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Starting on Monday, September 19th, the day after the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the long awaited Metro Line 4, will open to the public. After almost...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro can be considered a success story, with the city receiving more than 1.17 million tourists during the seventeen days between the opening and...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the conclusion of the 2016 Rio Olympics, city officials announced on Monday, August 22nd, that the BRT Transolímpica line would open to the general public on Tuesday, August 23rd....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, July 30th, Interim President Michel Temer, along with Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, and other government and Olympic officials inaugurated the long-anticipated, and long-delayed, Metro Line 4 subway, which...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Prefeitura (City Hall) of Rio de Janeiro will remove 78 bus lines within the city's Zona Sul (South Zone) by 2016 in an effort to streamline public transportation...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the 2016 Olympic Games will take place in four different zones spread across Rio de Janeiro - Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã - an improved transportation system has been...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Just two months after protests over an increase in bus fares led to a widespread demonstration movement across Brazil, numbers from the Secretariat of Transportation in São Paulo...

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