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Footage of live mugging of a woman while being interviewed in Rio do Janeiro

Friday, April 11th 2014 - 12:12 UTC
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Brazilian TV is showing footage of a woman being robbed while being interviewed on television about crime near Rio de Janeiro’s main train station. The images of the interview conducted Wednesday by TV Globo were posted on its G1 internet news portal and come just a few weeks before the beginning of the World Cup. Read full article


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  • ilsen


    Is anyone going to attend the football?

    Just the Brazilian elite I suspect. ..

    Apr 11th, 2014 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Brassie......was that you? Come on, admit that was you, don't be shy.

    Apr 11th, 2014 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Looks like all the criminal have left their favelas while the cops are there and gone downtown.
    Just like rats, when you have too many in a cage they start eating each other.
    The church is partly to blame for promoting them to breed.
    World cup is setting up to be a disaster. Lets see how FIFA spin it as if there are no problems.

    Apr 11th, 2014 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    1 The strickt gun law in Brazil is a disaster. I know that In the past you didn't had gun laws in Brazil. all Brazilian citizens could buy one or more without permits and crime was much lower, and thanks to NGO's (pro gun control) they are dependend on the police for help. It is true that some NGO's in Brazil, notorious ones such as Sou da Paz and Viva Rio, in Rio de Janeiro are indirect backed/funded by foreign NGO'S such as Ford Foundation ('s a fact and has been proven and they are known here in the US for gun grabbers..sadly but slowly they are getting succesful with their propaganda). Brazilians need to grow up, wisen up and get rid of those NGO's. They are part of the problem, include the feudal Brazilian elite.
    2 The slums are part of the problems of Rio de Janeiro. There is where those rats that don't care about going to school and getting an education, hide. The slums are a failure and created by Cariocas (people of the city of Rio de Janeiro) themselves and now complain more and more about it, but do nothing about it themselves. They ignored the problems for years and continue to pay the price. The people that know that the slums need to be removed and the idiots that continue believing that those slums are part of the city or that they can transform those subhuman areas into normal living areas, are divided. And when people are divided, not much get solved quickly or worse, nothing gets solved.
    3 Reinstating the death penalty (hang them), loosen up the bureacracy for protecting themselves with a firearm are also one of the many solutions. Will that happen? I don't know, but it's a hot topic for the Brazilians on social media. Of course you won't read it here on Mercopress (copy paste mainly from Reuters/AFP, and are notorious for being biased).

    Meanwhile life goes on, Rio de Janeiro is still one of the top tourist destinations and and tickets for the world cup are being sold, faster than I thought, include by foreigners.

    Apr 11th, 2014 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    My late father had a friend who was a lovely chap, a man mountain and a hero of the Great War.

    One night in the Pub he told us the story of when he was convicted as a boy, boy, he was a boy in that war, of stealing five “Black Cat” cigarettes.

    At the local Police Court he was sentenced to six strokes of the Birch. He immediately went next door to the police station. The Sergeant had him take the Birch down from the wall and prostrate himself fover the desk.

    He administered the srtokes on his naked back. Barbaric? Yes. But this lovely old boy said it hurt so much, he never so much as even thought of stealing again!

    One has to wonder whether if progress has actually made things better.

    Apr 11th, 2014 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Our Constitution is the most liberal in the world. All they can do whatever they want that is all allowed. Women can have as many children as they want. Teens can kill and steal because they will not be considered criminals. Politicians can steal freely because laws offer many loopholes and appeals which result in impunity. etc, etc, etc

    Our Constitution would be an excellent In France, Germany or Sweden. But not for us Brazilians. Because we Brazilians are not sufficiently educated to live with such freedom and justice. Freedom becomes profligacy , Justice turns impunity.

    And our poor women corrupted by life, drugs and illiteracy have children every year because family planning is voluntary. But they have no basis for making the right choice!

    The perpetuation of the problems and poverty!

    Apr 11th, 2014 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    It's not the constitution. It's the poverty and corruption that pervades your society.

    I also feel sorry if people think it is gun control. Thankfully I live in a country with some of the tightest gun controls in the world and they have been proven to work. The idea that guns make society safer is probably one of the worst concepts to come out of the US.

    Brazilian society has major issues. Pity the government doesn't spend big on those instead of all these stadia. Bread and circuses.

    Apr 11th, 2014 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    It's too late to talk about it. Brasil should be a satisfaction to the world. Then everything will happen as scheduled. I never wanted this for my country, but I will not leave my country alone. I will do everything possible and impossible for the good of my country. Then we must find the culprits and punish them.

    Apr 11th, 2014 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bongo

    @3 Dumb Klingon,

    Is there anything you clowns won't blame the church for?

    Maybe you should institute the Darwinian principle of eugenics to ensure only the master race survives, right?

    Apr 12th, 2014 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Gun control only works if the people trust the government.
    Trust them to take the guns from the criminals and not abuse their own, conferred, power.

    Equally, only if the military are not politicised.

    For example. In the UK the Armed Forces swear allegiance to the Crown. Not the State. The Crown represents the people, not the government. Therefore the Armed Forces serve the people. They are non political.
    Equally handguns and long guns are illegal in Britain. The UK has a very,very low gun based murder rate in the world comparatively speaking.
    A concept that Latin America has yet to grasp.

    Sadly. ...

    Apr 12th, 2014 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I have said it before, Brazil bit off more than it could chew with the world cup and olympic games so close together, they have drained the country of much needed money for infrastructure. You have to learn to walk before you run.

    Apr 12th, 2014 - 08:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “”In the clip the attacker's face has been obscured because Brazilian laws protect minors from being identified,, even if the commit crimes.....“”
    Wonderful....the 'rights' of under age criminals are protected by a ridiculous law (ECA - Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente = Child and Adolescent Statute), which is now totally obsolete and does not reflect the reality of the times....but yet, Congress, full of 'right'-doers' protected by expensive security details - paid for by the taxpayer - is loathe to change the law....the Human Rights Ministry , headed by an ex-member of the terrorist group that fought against the Military dictatorship, is always there to protect the rights of the criminals, not those of the victims.
    Brasileiro@6...despite the fact that you are obviously using a translation tool - perhaps the one Mercopress makes available - your have, at last shown some sense.....and your #8 is a repeat of what you wrote in a different post.....but far from me to discourage you...if you are starting to 'see the light' , keep following it....

    Apr 12th, 2014 - 04:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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