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In Brazil's 'Wild West' a Young Prosecutor Takes on Corrupt Land Deals

In a poor corner of remote northeastern Brazil often viewed as the country's 'Wild West', a young state prosecutor is chalking up wins in the fight to stop corrupt land deals. The state of Piaui has been targeted as the next frontier for large-scale agriculture investment with a University of California researcher saying land possession in the state is often still decided by the "law of the gun." Francisco Rodrigues Santiago, the local prosecutor, wants to clean...

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