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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Ministério Público Federal (MPF) has opened an investigation into the source of funding for the 2015 Rio Carnival Champion Beija-Flor's parade. The samba school allegedly received partial funding from groups connected to the African nation of Equatorial Guinea and those funds may be tied to a possible money laundering operation.

This year Beija-Flor's enredo (parade theme) celebrated Equatorial Guinea . . .

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