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Price Rises Cause Meat, Even Live Cattle, to Become Target of Organized Crime

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A little over a week ago, 40-year-old security guard Carlos Henrique Menoio de Carvalho was killed during an attempt to assault a truck in Rio de Janeiro. The crime took place at dawn, on Rodovia Presidente Dutra (BR-116), at km 164, in Jardim América just outside Rio.

According to the Federal Highway Police (PRF), the bandits intercepted the truck in an attempt to steal the cargo. There was a confrontation between the criminals and those responsible for escorting the vehicle. The guard was shot and succumbed to his injuries. The criminals fired . . .

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