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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to court documents just released to the public, executives of embattled Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht admitted to paying some US$2.3 million in bribes to win the contract to renovate Maracanã Stadium ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

The iconic Maracanã's renovation ahead of the 2014 World Cup began in September 2010 and it remained closed until mid-2013. The contract for the renovation was initially set at . . .

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