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Rousseff in Rio slum visit as poll gap closes

Soldiers provide security during a visit by Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff to the Mare favela complex in Rio de Janeiro, on September 12, 2014Brazil President Dilma Rousseff visited a Rio slum Friday as latest polls showed her gaining ground against ecologist rival Marina Silva ahead of October 5 presidential elections. Socialist Rousseff found a mixed welcome as she made her way through the massive Mare community, home to 130,000 people, near Rio de Janeiro’s International airport. Some cheered, while a few threw stones at Rousseff’s car as she and Rio interim governor Luiz Fernando Pezao, of coalition partner the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, inched their way through the crowds..

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