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São Paulo Roads and Transit System Brace for Holiday Rush

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the Corpus Christi holiday on Thursday, May 26th, most Brazilians will take this opportunity to travel out of town to enjoy a four-day weekend. In São Paulo, one of the biggest cities in the world, the roads and transportation system are expected to reach maximum capacity as many of its eleven million inhabitants attempt to leave town during the extended holiday.

According to the São Paulo State Department of Transportation (ARTESP), more than two million vehicles will leave the metropolitan area of São Paulo beginning Thursday . . .

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