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By Pedro Widmar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - After a defeat in a polemical campaign against corruption in 2008, Rio de Janeiro’s Regional Electoral Tribunal (TRE-RJ) is back in action, only this time with a different agenda.

In 2008 they lost in a campaign focused on prohibiting candidates with criminal records from participating in the elections. The court feels it's setting more feasible goals now by turning its focus towards militias and the drug trade’s effect on elections . . .

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