By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 8th, an incendiary device, likely a Molotov cocktail, exploded near Rio’s Jardim Botânico (Botanical Gardens) in Zona Sul (South Zone). Authorities reported that the attack was perpetrated in reaction to the previous day’s Military Police repossession action in Horto, a small area bordering the Botanical Gardens.

The decades-long dispute over some fifty houses in Horto was re-ignited . . .

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