Santa Maria

Aracaju–Santa Maria Airport (IATA: AJU, ICAO: SBAR) is the airport serving Aracaju, Brazil and it is operated by Infraero. The airport is under reform. From 2014 until now, there has been a controversial movement around changes on the airport naming rights. Aiming to honor the then PT governor Marcelo Deda, who died in December 2013 in full respect of its mandate, the act play on changing names seeks to recognize one of the greatest institutional reformers on state of Sergipe history. This scene has strained the local political mood through the possibility for the also appointment of parliamentary Pedro Valadares who died in the same accident with then 2014 presidential candidate Eduardo Campos. More recently other more traditional namesless political and, the ones truly representative of local culture, have also been mentioned such as Silvio Romero and Tobias Barreto. Symptomatic parliamentary resistance by making the naming exchange has enraged some religious groups that have stated that public goods must represent all society and not to favor one particular group over others. They argue, therefore, that more impartiality is needed to local public goods regarding as, for example, its cultural projections. Indeed, it is also undeniable that the current naming rights do not even have specific representation of local culture but of a certain hegemonic roman-catholic group that arbitrary commands 'under the table' major public local goods.

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Aracaju (Portuguese pronunciation: [aɾakaˈʒu]) is the capital of the State of Sergipe, Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country on the coast, about 350 km (217 mi) north of Salvador. According to the 2016 Census, the city has 641 523 inhabitants, which represents approximately 33% of the state population. Adding to the populations of the municipalities forming the Metropolitan area: Barra dos Coqueiros, Nossa Senhora do Socorro and São Cristóvão, the number goes to 938 550 inhabitants. The coast of Aracaju has many unspoiled beaches, such as the ones in Santa Luzia Island, and urban beaches, such as the most famous Atalaia. These coastal neighborhoods include playgrounds, squares, football fields, volleyball and basketball courts, residential buildings, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, banks and hotels although the most populated region is placed 13 km away in downtown area. Aracaju, one of the first cities to be planned in Brazil, was built with the intent of becoming the state capital. It was founded in 1855, as the capital of Sergipe. Despite being the least populated northeastern capital, its location is an important strategic point while urban, economic, cultural and political center for Brazil. It is noted as the capital with lower inequality in Brazilian Northeast, as the city with the healthiest lifestyle of the country, national example in consideration of bike paths in the projects of urban displacement and is considered nationally with lowest smoking rate among state capitals, according to the National Health Ministry. In line to be recognized as the Quality of Life metropolis is gaining prominence innovative urban displacement system called CashewBike. The project consists in using platforms scattered throughout the city, where you can rent bicycles to practice physical activity but also as any means of clean and efficient transportation thorught out the city. In that case, it provides an important integration to main buses chains terminals and bike platforms are near to the top colleges around the city. The city has emerged as a good choice in low-cost tourism. Seen and recognized as one of the safest capitals in the Northeast region and the lowest costs of living in the country, more recently has focused its tourism business in creating quality accommodation, such as world-renowned hostels. Planned public transportation improvements were aimed at increasing the comfort and integration to the visitors users. In advance of seeking access facilities, bus lines have been performed and can be monitored in real time here For the 2014 FIFA World Cup the city was selected as a training center for the Greek national football team. This world event strengthened bonds between two people who have traditionally simplicity and great host to its visitors. Turns out that the friendly tie for good luck paid off and the Greeks visitors achieved their success for the overcoming expectations on the World cup after slightly losing on penalties at the first time ever on round of 16 presence. At the 2016 Summer Olympics the city hosts teams from seven countries. football athletes from Japan and gymnasts and swimmers curiously mostly from many eastern European countries like Poland, Austria, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Czech Republic established the city as home-base for training. As opportunity repeating to strengthen ties between different peoples around the world, the mystic and wealth receptivity from aracajuano people have been catalyzing an intense process of internationalization for local institutions. World Idols and Belarusian Olympic champions such as Vitaly Scherbo, Inna Zhukova and Yulia Raskina are certain presences for admiration and delight of the local people. From the perspective of the Brazilian teams in its vasts Olympic sports, the city presents itself as the Brazilian national team training center for rhythmic gymnastics, whose national basis has traditionally been established at the city. For the 2016 Summer Paralympics Games the city is accommodating athletes from Eurasian Economic Community countries such as the Kazakhstani paralympic team and the Belarus paralympic team, including paralympic swimmer champion Ihar Boki. Through recent years, the city has being invigorated by major investors from both eastern Europe (especially from Belarus and Russia) and China setting to be a key city on the Brics relations worldwide as well as a 'Mercocity' (adopted from Mercosur).

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