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November 16, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Men who have sex with animals may have an increased risk of penile cancer, a study finds. A recent case-control study published in the peer-reviewed  Journal of Sexual Medicine  focused on men who lived in rural areas of Brazil. Researchers compared the health and sex habits of 118 penile cancer patients to 374 healthy men who served as the control group. Among all the study participants 34.8% reported having sex with animals. More men in the cancer group reported having sex with animals than the controls, 44.9% versus 31.6%.
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June 21, 1986 | Associated Press
A federal court has convicted eight American men and an Argentine ship captain of smuggling arms into Brazil and given them prison sentences. Judge Julieta Lunz, in a verdict late Thursday, said the court suspected the arms were destined for rural areas of Brazil where ranchers and peasants are fighting over land. John Dee Early and Eduardo Gilardoni, the Argentine captain of the ship carrying the arms, were sentenced to five years in prison. The other Americans got four years each.
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