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By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – In 2008, Rio's former deputy governor Álvaro Lins approved law 5.265 which established special rules for rave and baile funk parties. The law stated that the police could forbid such parties regardless of municipal authorization if the events failed to meet safety regulations.

Such action against these two musical genres proved to be a major talking point for Cariocas, and was even responsible for the creation of Apafunk – Associação de Profissionais e Amigos do Funk (Association of Professionals and . . .

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