Colon or no Colon?

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As I mentioned earlier, the punctuation rules in Portuguese and English vary slightly, although they are inherently the same. Here’s a good example.

I asked four language experts in Brazil the following question.

Major tourist attractions in Brazil include: the meeting of the waters in Manaus, Sancho Bay in Pernambuco, the city of Bonito in Mato Grosso do Sul, Beach Park in Ceara and Iguazu Falls in Parana.

As principais atrações turísticas do Brasil incluem o encontro das águas em Manaus, a Baía do Sancho em Pernambuco, a cidade de Bonito no Mato Grosso do Sul, o Beach Park no Ceará e as Cataratas do Iguaçu no Paraná.
should I put a colon (:) after the word “incluem” as it is after the word “include:” in the English version?

Here are their responses:

Yes, include the colon. As maiores atrações turísticas incluem: – Emerson Pereira – Sao Paulo.

You can use the ( : ) as in the English Version, both ways are corrects. – Francielle Zucolota – Sao Paulo.

It’s not necessary to put a colon there, but it’s not wrong either. – Jerry Mill- Rondonopolis.

No, do not use a colon. – Paulo da Mata – Rondonopolis.

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