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By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - A well-known Brazilian martial arts teacher was killed and his American friend shot down on Christmas eve just west of Rio de Janeiro. 39-year old Marcos Adriano Albuquerque, aka 'Marcos Jará', and 36-year old Brent Garret were attacked by two men as they drove along the Estrada de Pedra in the Guaratiba neighborhood of Zona Oeste.

According to police the pair were heading to Paraty, a historical city located further along the Costa Verde in Rio state, where they had planned to spend Christmas. Not long into their journey . . .

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