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Dining With Madonna No Longer, Rio Business Struggles With Crime

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“There has been a significant reduction in the enforcement capacity of Rio de Janeiro’s police. Rio desperately needs a foothold to mount a recovery, but it’s running out of options as rising crime scares tourists and drives up the cost of business for everyone from supermarkets to utilities like Light SA that suffer from growing power theft. That is increasing the price consumers pay for medicines and electronics by up to 35 percent, said the Firjan industry association. The city’s main roadways have become more dangerous for consumers and businesses with more than 28 cargo thefts each day in the state, according to local newspaper O Globo.

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Rio Didn't Plant the 24 Million Trees Promised to Offset Olympic Environmental Impacts: Report

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Rio Didn't Plant the 24 Million Trees Promised to Offset Olympic Environmental Impacts: Report. Some 24 million seedlings have yet to be planted following the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. According to a March report by the Olympic organization, over 70 percent of the 200 sustainability suggestions were implemented and Rio 2016 "communicated openly about those that could not be implemented. "The planting of the 12,000 seedlings in the park is only a memory of a beautiful image in the Opening Ceremony," the TCU report said, according to ESPN.

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When will yellow fever strike Brazil again? Monkeys and mosquitoes hold clues

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Yellow fever mosquitoes dine on monkeys in the canopy, so researchers have to scale trees, too. During Carnival in February, a squirrel monkey died of yellow fever in Utinga State Park in Belém in northern Brazil. " If mosquitoes are the villains of yellow fever, monkeys are the main victims. During the Brazilian outbreak, health officials nationwide asked people to report sightings of sick or dead monkeys so they could test for yellow fever.

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BHP to spend $2.5 bln on extending life of Chilean copper mine

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Rio Tinto has embarked on a giant underground extension of its copper operations at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia, expected to come online around the end of this decade. "Execution of the Spence Growth Option will create long-term value for shareholders in one of our preferred commodities," Mackenzie said in a statement. Download The Times of India news app for your device. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App.

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