Prefeitura Closes Copacabana Clubs

By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – As part of Mayor Edwardo Paes’ continuing battle against the everyday minor infractions that have come to characterize life in Rio De Janeiro, two clubs in Copacabana were raided this week following an investigation by the Prefeitura.

Under the guise ‘Operacao Boate Legal’ (‘Operation Legal Club’) both Clandestiono Bar in Rua Barata Ribeiro and Mariuzinn nightclub on Avenida Nossa Senhora da Copacabana were closed in the early hours of Thursday morning for flouting various licensing laws and, in the case of Clandestino, operating illegally as a nightclub.

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