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Celebrated American poet and lyricist Jimmy D. Robinson pours out his MIND JUICE on the world-at-large. On August 15, following in the footsteps of Mikhail Gorbachev, Michael Jackson and actor Christopher Lambert, Robinson visited Rocinha, the largest favela (ranch) in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Veteran rock group the Rolling Stones treated 1 million delirious fans to a rock 'n' roll spectacle with a free show on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach on Saturday night in what was one of the biggest rock concerts ever.
By Angus MacSwan RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters)
By Bruno Domingos RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A gang turf war broke out when 40 armed men invaded Rio de Janeiro's largest slum, killing at least six people as the city prepares for a Rolling Stones concert and Carnival, police said on Thursday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Police killed the head of a drug-trafficking gang who controlled Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum in a shootout early on Saturday, officials said. Erismar Rodrigues Moreira, known as Bem-Te-Vi, was the most wanted man in the crime-ridden city.
By Marcos de Moura e Souza SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - From Brazil's violence-plagued slums to the guarded enclaves of the rich, people voted on Sunday on whether to ban guns sales in the country with the world's highest death toll from firearms.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Soccer star Ronaldo denied to Brazilian police on Monday that he had any links to a drug ring after his name was mentioned in a taped conversation involving a jailed trafficker.
By Andrei Khalip RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A boy and an old mandied in shootouts between police and drug gangs in two Rio deJaneiro shanty-towns on Monday, triggering protests byresidents tired of rampant crime and police violence.
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