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Delays for Brazil bullet train?

A $19 billion project Brazil hopes to have ready for the World Cup and Olympics.
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An artist's rendition of a proposed bullet train to link Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Although Brazil had hoped to have some sections of a proposed $19 billion bullet train finished before the World Cup in 2012, Reuters is saying: perhaps not so much. Citing an unnamed, “high-ranking” government source, the wire service said the tender on the project—which aims to link Rio and Sao Paulo— will be subject to an unknown amount of further delay.


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