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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From this Wednesday, January 2nd, until Monday, January 28th, movie fans in Rio will be treated to a showcase of one of the great American film-makers, Martin Scorsese. This exhibition,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of Italy’s most wanted criminals, mob boss Pasquale Scotti, was arrested on Tuesday, May 26th, in Brazil’s Northeastern city of Recife, where he had been living incognito for the...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recently re-elected city mayor Eduardo Paes has pledged to crack down on "mafia" groups that profit illegally off Rio’s vans. Paes announced last week that senior police official Cláudio Ferraz,...

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