Youths walk past a patrolling police car belonging to the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP), a security programme in which the EBX Group conglomerate owned by Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista had ... more 
Youths walk past a patrolling police car belonging to the Police Peacekeeping Unit (UPP), a security programme in which the EBX Group conglomerate owned by Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista had invested, at the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro October 17, 2013. Investors who bet on Batista have lost billions over the past year as the Brazilian's ephemeral business empire, built on a series of mining, energy and shipping companies, imploded. However, they haven't been the only losers ' the onetime Amazon gold trader and former speedboat racer's hometown of Rio de Janeiro has also been shaken by his rapid decline. Batista had struck a multi-year partnership with the Rio state government to contribute 20 million reais ($9.19 million) annually from 2010, to the ongoing effort to "pacify" the slums, but he pulled out of the partnership in August. Picture taken October 17. To match Insight BRAZIL-BATISTA/RIO REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS SOCIETY POVERTY TRANSPORT) less 
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Reuters | Photo By RICARDO MORAES / REUTERS
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