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Rio Honors International Woman’s Day by Renaming Airport for 10 Days

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the next ten days, passengers arriving or leaving Rio’s International Airport will be flying out or into Maria da Penha International. The airport has temporarily changed its name in honor of one of Brazil’s symbol of women’s rights starting on International Women's Day (March 8th).

“Hello. I'm Maria da Penha. Through my history and my struggle, I give name to the main Brazilian law against domestic violence. And this month of March, I lent my name to RIOgaleão. This cause needs visibility and . . .

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