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Dead Fish Create a Stink in Lagoa

By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Anyone lacing up a pair of trainers with the intention of taking a jog around the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas probably got a nasty surprise this week. Nobody but the masked city municipal workers dared to get anywhere near the normally picturesque lake, situated in the heart of Zona Sul and adjacent to Rio's most exclusive neighborhoods, Ipanema and Leblon, due to the stench of some 86 tons of dead fish that carpeted the lake's shore and surface since the weekend.

It was left up to around 100 of . . .

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