By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio State Governor Sérgio Cabral confirmed late last night that heavy rains expected this weekend mean that the whole of Rio de Janeiro State is on maximum alert, after concerns raised by the Civil Defense about the mountainous hillside communities in the city and the north and north-eastern districts.

About 4,000 people were being evacuated from their . . .

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