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Duque de Caxias


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast Brazil, a commercial and residential suburb of Rio de Janeiro on Guanabara Bay. Population: 840,000.


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  • Death squads: It's not an easy point to make in Duque de Caxias, perhaps the most violent of the sprawling suburbs on the tattered northern outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

    'The Big-Time Killers Are Still Free'

  • The money will go into a fund to be managed by the mayor of Duque de Caxias, the town where the landfill is located, in a partnership with the workers' association.

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  • The percussionists' costumes, which were being kept in the group's home base in the town of Duque de Caxias, were the only ones saved.

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  • Vasco needed a 78th-minute winner from veteran striker Dodo to beat Duque de Caxias 4-3 in Volta Redonda and secure its berth.

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  • Brazilian champions Flamengo opened their defence of the Carioca (Rio de Janeiro) state championship with a 3-2 victory over Duque de Caxias in front of a small crowd at the Maracana.

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  • According to the Brazilian minister of Environment, Carlos Minc, some of the money obtained from gas sales will be returned to the city halls of Duque de Caxias and Rio de Janeiro (which operates the landfill), and passed on to environmental projects and to a fund for garbage collectors at the landfill.


  • The garbage decomposition's gas at the Jardim Gramacho landfill, in Duque de Caxias, the largest in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, is going to be used as fuel by Brazilian state-controlled oil as gas multinational Petrobras.


  • Defender Maurinho, a former Flamengo player, put Duque de Caxias ahead with a left-footed shot in the 15th.

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  • SAO PAULO (AP) - Chile defender Gonzalo Fierro and veteran midfielder Kleberson scored a goal each to help Brazilian champion Flamengo beat Duque de Caxias 3-2 in the opening round of the Rio de Janeiro state tournament on Sunday.

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  • Flamengo went a man down in the 60th after defender Alvaro was ejected for a hard foul, and Duque de Caxias took advantage to level the score with a goal by substitute striker John in the 80th.

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