By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
One worker strips mirrored paneling off the ceiling, as another pries up the fiberglass shell of a whirlpool bath. A third man takes a sledgehammer to a life-size statue of Venus de Milo posing topless with a swirl of plaster robes hanging from her waist.
Teacher Paula Moura said motels were an institution in Rio's cultural landscape, and would be sorely missed if they disappeared.
She said she used to go at least once a month with her boyfriend.