Rio Makes A Play To Be A Cultural Capital

Rio’s new culture secretary, Emilio Kalil, has doubled the city’s annual budget from R53m to R106m ($33.4m to $66.7m). “Rio lost a lot of its power when Brasilia became the capital, but it has a lot more money now, and the focus of the world is on us because of the World Cup and the Olympics,” said Kalil.

Source: The Art Newspaper 05/20/11