By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio Grande do Norte State is situated on the part of the South American continent that sits the furthest out in the Atlantic Ocean, blessing a year-round summer climate with a steady ocean breeze. The state’s capital is named Natal (Christmas) which has a history of lodging U.S. armed forces during World War II, and has experienced notable growth in the last decade.
This sleepy beach town of around 800,000 woke up in the mid-2000’s to a construction boom due to a favorable exchange rate . . .