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Rio de Janeiro mayor arrested in corruption investigation

Marcelo Crivella arrested days before leaving office, in blow to Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro

Police have arrested Rio de Janeiro’s outgoing mayor Marcelo Crivella in an investigation into alleged corruption at city hall.

Four carloads of police and prosecutors arrived at the mayor’s house in the affluent Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood before 6am, the website of O Globo newspaper said.

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