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June 12, 2000 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A cold spring rain blows through the high-rise canyons, making Luiz Eduardo Soares feel even farther from Rio de Janeiro. Shoulders hunched in his leather jacket, the bearded 46-year-old Brazilian walks the streets hunting for an apartment, rebuilding his life in the anonymity of exile. After 15 months leading Brazil's most ambitious attempt at police reform in memory, he once again has time to read, write and reflect.
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June 12, 2000 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A cold spring rain blows through the high-rise canyons, making Luiz Eduardo Soares feel even farther from Rio de Janeiro. Shoulders hunched in his leather jacket, the bearded 46-year-old Brazilian walks the streets hunting for an apartment, rebuilding his life in the anonymity of exile. After 15 months leading Brazil's most ambitious attempt at police reform in memory, he once again has time to read, write and reflect.
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November 13, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ivan Custodio Barbosa de Lima, a longtime police informer with a sleazy reputation, has turned against Rio's bad cops. Singing like a balladeer, he has regaled investigators and court authorities with a stunning repertoire of tales about just how bad Rio cops can be. Police here have had a rotten reputation for years, based on such deeds as killing delinquent street kids and conniving with organized gangs that traffic in cocaine, stolen cars and guns.
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November 13, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ivan Custodio Barbosa de Lima, a longtime police informer with a sleazy reputation, has turned against Rio's bad cops. Singing like a balladeer, he has regaled investigators and court authorities with a stunning repertoire of tales about just how bad Rio cops can be. Police here have had a rotten reputation for years, based on such deeds as killing delinquent street kids and conniving with organized gangs that traffic in cocaine, stolen cars and guns.
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