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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The heavy rains that have fallen on the state of Rio de Janeiro since Friday, November 11th have caused mudslides, roadblocks and triggered the warning system in the mountainside city of Petropolis. Problems have also been reported in Teresopolis and the coastal region of Angra dos Reis.

According to the Federal Highway Police (PRF), the main highway leading up to Teresopolis from Rio de Janeiro city was closed for three hours on Sunday due to a mudslide that interrupted the flow of vehicles.

In the Rio-Santos (BR-101), half . . .

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