By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The state of Goias, in the Center-West region of Brazil, is apologizing to residents and motorists passing through the state for the poor conditions of its highways.

"The government of Goiás apologizes to drivers and passengers. We received the state (financially) broken and the roads full of potholes. We will rebuild Goiás," says one of the large billboard board on a highway near the entrance of the city of Pirenópolis, 121 km from the state capital, Goiania.

Recently-elected state governor, Ronaldo Caiado, admits that the . . .

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