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I spent a week in Rio during Carnival a few years ago. That video doesn't begin to show what goes on there. Bars on every window, unless they had upgraded them to steel shutters - and not just the ground floor, they had steel shutters all the way to the roof on apartment buildings. Every stand-alone building, whether house or business, was surround by a wall, topped with barbed wire and broken glass. Not a city for showing off your bling.

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Oh wow...

 

Don't carry anything that might appear valuable then, I guess?

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Just avoid... Wonder how everything will go with World Cup and Olympics.

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World Cup and Olympics probably won't be so bad. When there is a big event, the army will take over the entire city and make any potential criminal "go away", pretty much what happened when the Pope visited. After the event is over, it's back to your regularly scheduled programming.

 

You can't even blame the police on shit like what the video showed. It's a big city, can't be everywhere. The problem is this fucked up culture we have where being a criminal is considered cool. Many kids from the poorer places grow up with this culture that being a bad guy is good, it's the culture where they want to be a thug, show off guns, deal drugs and be a "comedor de novinha" (nipp and Shack will get it, lol). For these kids, this is what being cool means.

 

Then we wonder why the Brazil isn't considered first world yet.

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