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Ex-Caribbean Premier Arrested in Rio

By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A former prime minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Michael Misick, was arrested at Rio de Janeiro’s domestic airport earlier this month as he tried to board a flight for São Paulo. Misick fled the Turks and Caicos Islands, one of five remaining British colonies in the Caribbean, in 2009 after an official investigation uncovered evidence of systematic corruption.

For the past year Misick has been pursuing a “sophisticated life” in Rio’s fashionable Ipanema district in the Zona Sul (South Zone), according to Rio de Janeiro . . .

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