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I seem to have picked an interesting time to visit Brazil: one where over 90 buses (at last count) have been torched in São Paulo and rumors of similar prison gang rebellions in two other states (at last count) persist and where the RJ government affirms that everything is just fine in Rio.

81 dead (15 civilians), 180 attacks, in the latest from O Globo.

I guess I have to hope that this won’t reach Rio in the next two weeks or so, since I won’t be in the tourist paradises of Rio but rather a section next to some of the favelas. And we ride the bus. Or maybe they’ll focus their attention on the rich targets; then I’ll only be in trouble when I have to get from/to the airport (passing over or through large sections of said favelas on the way).

3 Comments

  1. Tijuca’s not bad. You have more to fear from rioting soccer fans leaving Maracana.

    Posted on 15-May-06 at 4:58 pm | Permalink
  2. Dan,
    Could you add the date on your posts? I like to know when shit goes down ;)

    NW

    Posted on 17-May-06 at 6:20 pm | Permalink
  3. dh

    Huh. I never noticed it missing, but it sure isn’t there.

    Fixed, I think?

    Posted on 17-May-06 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

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