Dozens arrested in Rio for murder, extortion of Petrobras contractors

A view of the petrochemical complex known as Comperj, is seen in Itaborai, Brazil, March 31, 2015. Picture taken on March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File photo

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Police in Rio de Janeiro arrested more than 40 people on Thursday for their alleged roles in a murderous gang that extorted companies working for state-run oil company Petrobras and established a secret cemetery to dispose of rivals. The arrests highlight how South America’s third largest city and suburbs have […]

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