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Investigations in Amarildo de Souza Case Reopened in Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The investigation into the disappearance and death of bricklayer Amarildo de Souza in Rocinha in 2013 will be reopened. The investigation, led by the Ministerio Publico (Public Prosecutor's Office), will examine why the BOPE police unit entered Rocinha the night of his disappearance and also try to find out what happened with the victim's body.

The Public Prosecutor's Office decided to re-open the investigation as new images from security cameras close to the UPP (Pacifying Police Unit) station in Rocinha were analyzed. The goal is to . . .

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