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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There a fewer more ideal spots for a weekend in Rio de Janeiro than the dreamy hilltops of Santa Teresa. Known for its iconic tram and colonial-era architecture, Santa Teresa's...
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...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since the tragic accident in 2011, the iconic bonde tram in Rio's hillside Santa Teresa has been sorely missed. While this year has finally seen parts of the rail...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The popular bonde (tram) that takes passengers from Rio de Janeiro's Centro to bohemian neighborhood Santa Teresa is set to start a new phase in construction with the goal...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The widely missed bonde (tram) in Santa Teresa, suspended since 2011, will start first tests with passengers today (July 27th), on a 1.7km stretch of the final 10.5km between...
By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, July 7th the State Department of Transportation began ten days of testing of Rio’s revived bonde (tramline) that has been a historic and iconic feature of the hilltop...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first train of the new public transportation system connecting Rio's Centro, Port Zone and domestic airport Santos Dumont, the VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) has arrived in the...
By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Located above the Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods of Gloria and Lapa in Centro, Santa Teresa is famous for its winding, narrow streets which are a favorite spot for artists and...
By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Casa Civil in Rio has avoided setting a new deadline for Santa Teresa's iconic tram system to reopen, after being out of action since 2011 following a fatal accident....

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