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Rio is no Barcelona

  [translation of an op-ed piece published March 6 in O Globo, by your blogger] The idea was to host mega events, to brand the metropolis, attracting tourists and investment. Barcelona was our model, even after Rio was chosen for the 2016 … Continue reading

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Short nights, long days for Rio de Janeiro

When RioRealblog was created in August 2010 to cover the transformation of Rio de Janeiro, it was impossible to gauge just how large this task would become. And we’re still four years away from the Olympics… An enormous amount of … Continue reading

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