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Brazil Tightens Inspection of Tourism Outlets in Rio

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Nearly two weeks after the death of Spanish tourist Maria Esperanza Jimenez in the Rocinha favela community, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry began to inspect tourism agencies, guides and carriers operating in the capital.

According to Nilo Sergio Felix, Rio’s Tourism Secretary, this week’s inspections were already on the government’s agenda, but due to recent events were moved up.

“Our state asked for the . . .

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