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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the clouds that led many beachgoers to skip the sand and waves this Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Operação Verão (Operation Summer) was implemented on the beachfront along Zona...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second weekend of 2015 was not only marked by high temperatures and crowded beaches, but looting or the mass robberies known locally as “arrastões” (big drags) and the...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Violence flared again last night in Rio, this time in Zona Sul (South Zone) as peaceful demonstrations calling for the removal of State Governor Sérgio Cabral turned into clashes between...

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