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Term: Rio de Janeiro

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Located on coastal plain on Guanabara bay; traditionally was charted by Portuguese in 1502; French & Portuguese contended for settlement here 16th-18th cen.; thrived as shipping port for gold & diamonds in 18th cen.; today is major commercial center.

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Brazilian, born 1961