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By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city’s first Police Pacification Unit (UPP) unit in Botafogo’s Santa Marta favela will celebrate its fifth anniversary at the end of the year, but there is mounting evidence...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two men accused of robbing, raping and holding a foreign tourist couple hostage for six hours in a passenger van during the early morning hours of Saturday, March 30th, ...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Two weeks after Rio de Janeiro made international headlines for its Olympic win, the city was back on front pages worldwide this weekend after an outbreak of violence left fifteen dead...

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