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Rio Really is a Marvelous City. Are we Taking That for Granted? | The Rio Times

riotimesonline.com • May 20, 2019

By Scott Salmon

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro is undeniably one of the world’s most naturally gifted places. Like just a few cities in the new world–Cape Town, Sydney, Vancouver and Wellington–it has an international reputation based on its truly stunning natural topography.

Unlike those places, however, Rio seems to take its unique setting for granted – undermining the very foundation on which its marvelous reputation rests.

This obtuse refusal to preserve and enhance the city’s extraordinary natural asset is reflected in inertia – or incompetence – around issues both large and small.