By Chris Kudialis, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Political candidates hoping to reach favela populations in Rio de Janeiro, Baixada Fluminense and Região Metropolitana are paying extra for local support, confirm multiple reports. According to a report by O Globo, governing militias and drug cartels are charging up to R$100,000 for candidates to enter communities and leave propaganda, like signs and pamphlets.
The practice is allowing wealthy, paying candidates to emerge as unanimous favorites, and leaving . . .