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By Sub Editor, Lindsay Spratt

RIO DE JANEIRO - The Brazilian Ministry of Culture announced its candidate to represent Brazil in the 2010 Academy Awards last Friday. The film is 'Salve Geral' (General Rescue) and it beat off competition from nine other contenders to enter the running for the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film.

The film is based on the real events of Mother's Day, May 12 2006, when the Primeiro Comando do Capital, or PCC (First Command of the Capital) brought São Paulo to a standstill, killing hundreds of police and civilians.

The PCC . . .

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