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Rio’s Superporto do Açu Draws Controversy

By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Construction on Superporto do Açu has been underway since 2007 and is reported to be a US$1.6 billion project, originally planned to come online in 2012. The massive port and industrial complex being built by LLX – the logistics subsidiary of Eicke Batista’s EBX which is building the port 250 miles north of Rio – is also drawling controversy on how it is affecting the community in São João da Barra.

In late December, Rio de Janeiro's state court granted an injunction against the company that . . .

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