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Providência Gondola Controversy Grows

By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The new cable car, or ‘Teleférico’, which is planned for Rio’s Morro da Providência favela community, is now set to open this May according to authorities. The second of its kind in Rio, the large infrastructure project has divided local residents, with transportation improvements coupled with forced evictions.

The new cable car will consist of three stations, linking Rio's central train station, the Morro da Provid . . .

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