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Rio de Janeiro mayor asks governor to evaluate holding fireworks display on New Year’s Eve

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, met with Governor Claudio Castro on Monday (6) to discuss the cancellation of the official New Year's Eve party in the city.

In his Twitter profile, Paes said he asked for a meeting between the two Scientific Committees, municipal and state, to assess the possibility of maintaining the fireworks display on Copacabana Beach. According to the mayor, municipal Health Secretary, Daniel Soranz, will negotiate with the state.

"I was just tonight with Governor Claudio Castro. I asked him to take to his scientific committee the possibility of . . .

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