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Youths with guns block election rally in Rio slum

A Brazilian presidential candidate’s campaign rally bumped into a harsh reality on Wednesday in the form of armed gang members in a Rio de Janeiro slum who ordered them to take a detour. Brandishing submachine guns and wearing shorts and flip-flops, three youths from a local drug gang blocked the rally’s route in the Mare slum even though it had been coordinated with the criminal group controlling the area. Full Story

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