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Talkative drug lord strangled in Rio prison
    #1774932 - 08/03/03 06:47 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) -- A Rio de Janeiro drug baron famous for allowing Michael Jackson to shoot a music video in a slum and for discussing the drugs trade in interviews, was found dead in a garbage container in the prison where he was serving time.

Asterio Pereira, Rio de Janeiro state's penitentiary administration secretary, told Reuters on Tuesday authorities suspected that a recent book based on interviews with Marcio de Oliveira might have caused his death.

The body of de Oliveira, who was known by the nickname Marcinho VP (Little Marcio VP), was found on Monday among the garbage in Bangu 3 maximum security prison on the outskirts of Brazil's second-biggest city. He had been strangled.

"There has been serious dissatisfaction among the prison community with Marcinho VP's interviews in the book 'Abusado.' He had the fame of a fanfaron (swaggerer)," Pereira said.

In the book by journalist Caco Barcellos, which loosely translates as "The Abuser" or "The Outlaw," most names had been changed, but Marcinho VP can be recognized by the information he gave and his "job description," authorities said.

Shortly before his death he had received a telegram, saying: "Shut your mouth or you'll end up in the gutter." Rio drug gangs have a strict code of silence.

The gangster used to control drug distribution in Dona Marta slum. In 1996, Marcinho VP authorized the filming of pop star Michael Jackson's "They Don't Care About Us" clip in the poverty-ridden slum.

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Re: Talkative drug lord strangled in Rio prison [Re: daba]
    #1781922 - 08/05/03 03:54 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

He should have just kept his mouth shut......

One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition, because It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.

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