Rio’s Paes Dismisses Corruption Allegations During Campaign

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 his strategy to win the state’s gubernatorial race.

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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