American Greed: The Fugitives
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10 hideout cities for fugitives

Street scene in Belem, Brazil

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8. Belem, Brazil

While Brazil has an extradition treaty with the U.S., many fugitives have hidden in this big, burgeoning country over the years. It seems easy to get "lost" in Brazil. But U.S. marshals have a "great working relationship" with Brazilian law enforcement, according to William Sorukas, chief of international investigations at the Marshals Service. So the pleasure of living in Brazil should be weighed against the risk.

Belem has a big population in which to get lost: 2.25 million. The "entrance to the Amazon," Belem's airport, bus station and water routes make for easy escape. And a fugitive in the "City of Mango Trees" gets to lounge on one of 14 freshwater beaches.

Extradition Treaty: Yes

Pleasure: High

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