New Governor Focuses on UPPs and Metro

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando de Souza, better known as Pezão (Bigfoot), has prioritized security, health care and transport at the beginning of his tenure, after replacing Sérgio Cabral. Pezão came into office on April 4th, four days after Cabral formally resigned from his post.

Mr. de Souza will finish the remaining nine months of Cabral’s term and will then run for election himself in October. Pezão, like his predecessor Cabral, is a member of the PMDB party (Democratic Movement of Brazil . . .

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