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Banking On Rio, Austin-American Statesman

A land of superlatives, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is home to some of the world’s best sights, nightlife and beaches. The city’s jaw-dropping landscape and laid back lifestyle lure more than a million visitors each year.

But Rio’s banking on more.

Billions of dollars have been invested to prepare the city for the World Cup in 2014 and two years later, the summer Olympics. Visitors today will find a city that’s increasingly easier and safer to navigate than ever.

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