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After Two Year Absence, Rio’s Lagoa Christmas Tree Returns

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro's best-known and iconic symbol of the Christmas season, the Árvore de Natal da Lagoa (The Lagoa Christmas Tree), will be returning on December 1st after a two year absence due to lack of funding.

"The return of the tree is a sign of the recovery of the state," celebrated Rio governor Luiz Fernando Pezão at a press conference on Tuesday (November 6th) announcing the tree's return. "The state has lost R$40 billion in revenue in four years, but we are still here."

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