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Manaus, the booming and somewhat chaotic capital of Amazonas state, is on the banks of the Rio Negro, close to where that river gradually dissolves into the Rio Solimoes section of the Amazon River and 2,939 mi/4,734 km northwest of Rio de Janeiro.

The rubber boom between 1888 and 1912 made Manaus a wealthy city. A remnant of those crazy times is the neoclassical, sumptuous Teatro Amazonas, financed by the outrageously rich rubber barons and inaugurated in 1896. Caruso sang and Pavlova danced...

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