Rio Reacts After Violent Van Attack

By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A thirteen-year-old believed to have acted as the fare collector for the public transit van in which two foreign tourists were held hostage and attacked was apprehended by the Child and Adolescent Protection Agency DPCA last Sunday as the city cracks down on illegal vans.

This is the fourth detention made in connection to the brutal gang rape of a young American woman and the beating of her . . .

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