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Rio Chiefs Meet To Discuss Hovercrafts For World Cup Tourist Transportation

04 / 17 / 14

Rio de Janeiro "is eyeing a new way to bring World Cup tourists to the city from the airport: hovercraft," according to David Biller of BLOOMBERG. Rio state’s Tourism Secretary Claudio Magnavita met with Transport Secretary Tatiana Vaz Carius on April 13 "and discussed the idea." The state "wo...

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Globo To Choose Football Over F1

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FIFA Tackling Empty Seats Problem

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Santos Looks To Renew Deal With Pelé

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Globo To Air UFC Rio Event

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