By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Trying to reap the success of the 2016 Olympics, Eduardo da Costa Paes, has tried to distance himself from corrupt political allies in Rio de Janeiro, and has a comfortable lead in this year’s gubernatorial race for the state.

A former ally of disgraced ex-governor Sergio Cabral, Paes who was Rio de Janeiro city’s mayor during the Olympics even changed political parties in . . .

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