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Comando Vermelho Hits Big Screen

By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The drug trade in Rio gets further big screen attention this weekend, August 6th, with the nationwide opening of "400 Contra 1 - Uma História do Crime Organizado" (400 Against One - A Story of Organized Crime). Directed by Caco Souza, the movie tells the history of the birth of Comando Vermelho (Red Command), one of the largest and most powerful drug factions in Brazil and is based on the autobiography of William da Silva, one of the principal articulators of the birth of the organization.

During the military dictatorship . . .

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