RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, said today (28) that the government has imposed a "deep disincentive" to the crowding of people on Copacabana Beach during New Year's Eve and that the measures will reduce the audience of the event, which usually brings together more than 2 million people.
The traditional fireworks display will occur, but there will be no concerts, extra buses, or subway stations, closed between 8 pm on December 31 and 7 am on January 1.
"We have greatly diminished the possibility for people to commute. "There is a deep . . .