Rio de Janeiro is the biggest town in Brazil and was the center of the South American Coven of Blue Bloods, ruled by the Almeida family. It was there that was located the Gate of Vengeance, a solom bicallis guarding Lucifer's brother, the Leviathan, and whose gatekeeper was Lawrence Van Alen. It was then revealed that the town had been corrupted by Silver Bloods, and half of the North American Wardens invited for diner by the Almeidas perished in a trap.