Some of Rio's most recent crimes have reached
the top strata of lurid violence. Samples: 1) borrowing a time-worn
page from the Aztecs, a boy cut out his beloved's heart; 2) using a
sharp hatchet, a man chopped his wife into small pieces as she lay in
bed with their two-year-old daughter. Last week the Latin American
Congress of Criminologists picked Rio as the site of their 1946
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