Andréa Magalhães
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The past, present, and future of Rio's port area

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Current Affairs July 2 @ 7:44pm

In the colonial era of Brazil, Rio's port area was the principal entry of Africans in the Americas. Slaves, of course. Centuries later, the venue was completely abandoned, becoming dangerous to visit it (and this until a very recent time). With the 2016 Olympics, there were public and private works in the area, revamping it as "Porto Maravilha". But, two years after the event, the reality is not so optimistic. The main goal of this report is to show the present "face" of Rio's port area (with positive and negative aspects), and what we can expect for its future.
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