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By Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Civil Police officers have been sent by the Prefeitura to remove all illegal advertising across Rio as part of the Mayor's continuing Choque de Ordem strategy to curb the small infractions for which the city is renowned. Normally a lease has to be agreed with the owner of any building used and permission from the Prefeitura has to be given, but often it is easier for advertising companies to make a deal with building owners and bypass official channels completely.

Operations started last Tuesday (April 28) by order of the Special . . .

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