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Museum: Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s National Museum said Wednesday that centuries-old Torah scrolls, considered to be some of Judaism’s oldest documents, had been moved before a massive fire ravaged the place and gutted much of the largest collections of national history artifacts in Latin America. Questions about the fate …

Rio rethinks favela tourism amid wave of violence

In this Oct. 29, 2017 photo, men overlook the city from the Vidigal slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As authorities in Brazil tackled crime earlier this decade, opening Rio de Janeiro’s hillside favelas to tourists seemed like a winning idea. The views are breathtaking, …