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Keeping Rio’s Roads Safe

By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – The safety of the roads and highways in Rio is again in the headlines following the recent death of eighteen year-old Rafael Mascarenhas, the son of actress Cissa Guimarães, who was killed in the Acústico Tunnel in Gávea after being hit by a car while skateboarding.

The tunnel was closed for maintenance at the time of the accident, but two cars managed to enter through a passage used for emergencies at a speed of around 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour).

The driver was caught by . . .

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