BRAZIL: Robin Hood in Matto Grosso

The State of Matto Grosso is the Wild West of Brazil. Its bad men use Tommy guns instead of six-shooters. Just now the scourge of the Matto Grosso cattle country, north of Paraguay, is a band of Tommy gunners led by three brothers, Cardoso, Rolin and João Batista.

They are polished, polite, of good Matto Grosso family. In the finest badman tradition, they affirm that their motive is not mere greed; they rob and kill to avenge a murdered brother and to buy a ranch for their father, who has been exiled to...

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