In Rio, Politics is a Dangerous Game

Political assassinations are an all too common tool used to dominate Rio de Janeiro's towns and suburbs through fear and violence.

By C.H. Gardiner

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's Civil Police arrested the President of the Municipal Chamber of Nilopolis Thursday on charges that he attempted to have a political rival assassinated.

Jorge Henrique da Costa Nunes allegedly paid R$200,000 (US$50,000) for a hit man to kill a council member who was causing Nunes legal problems. Police said they discovered the plot after the criminal group Nunes commands . . .

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