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By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes issued a decree banning public transport vans from operating in most of the city’s Zona Sul (South Zone) yesterday. This comes as the final measure in a week marked by attempts to crack down on van networks in the city, following the brutal attack of a foreign couple aboard a van at the end of March.

“This [rule] was on the flight path,” said . . .

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