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‘Zero Tolerance’ comes to Brazil

His stepmother beat him, so Aluizio Pereira fled for the streets. Three years later, the scrawny 13-year-old still sleeps on the sidewalk along Ipanema Beach, begging for handouts in the shadows of the luxury hotels that dominate the upscale neighborhood. But to some, Aluizio is more than just a reminder of a grim social reality. In this divided city, he represents a threat to public security and – thanks to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani – the police are working to clear him, and others like him, off the streets. Full Story

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