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Killings and riots in Rio do Janeiro; Army patrolled Bahía can't control crime

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 07:38 UTC
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Hooded youngsters blocked one of Rio do Janeiro's main highways connecting with neighboring Niteroi and set on fire several buses and vehicles to protest the killing of two youths during weekend police operations in the shanty town (favela) of Caramujo. To the north in Salvador-Bahía, Brazilian army patrolling is unable to control crime. Read full article

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  • Anglotino

    The more news I hear from Brazil, the more it sounds like a failed state.

    Apr 21st, 2014 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    My 13 year old neice was robbed at gun-point here in Vitoria ES yesterday.

    I met her just after. She was pretty traumatised by it.

    Apr 21st, 2014 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    We can expect the airports and aeroplanes to be striking, so tourists from across the world will not be able to see the matches they have come to see.

    That will sink the reputation of Brasil to rock bottom.

    It will also cause first world nations to take over the Olympics, because we can't trust the Brasilians to do it.

    http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21600983-brazilian-workers-are-gloriously-unproductive-economy-grow-they-must-snap-out?fb_action_ids=10203070869788187&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=scn%2Ffb_ec%2Fthe_50_year_snooze

    Apr 21st, 2014 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Anybody still going to Brazil? You have a death wish?

    Apr 21st, 2014 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Brazil had it's chance over the last decade to grow up. It didn't and they won't see the same opportunity for a generation.
    The Marxists will/have ruined that country
    All they know how to do is depreciate their currency and hope for the best.
    They'll be back to the policy of the 90s with the same outcome soon enough.

    Apr 21st, 2014 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3 GeoffWard2

    Good link, it could be writing about Uruguay as well and I speak from personal experience with the builders. Great guys all of them but totally unreliable to come when they say and do the work that they have agreed to do. The “90% is perfection” that you hear was, I thought a joke, it is not.

    Brazil is becoming a recalcitrant child who thinks they are the best in the world.

    The reality is just the opposite and the inability of the army to deal with the matter must be down to having their hands tied when it comes to getting the drug dealers out (in boxes).

    I cannot help but feel that here in Uruguay we are being squashed between two out of control states and the “leadership” of the country (WAF joke) does nothing to alter that.

    SA promises much and has much going for it, unfortunately it is populated in the main by distrustful, uneducated but strong minded people when it comes to unions and “the workers” (wish I could find a few).

    Still a great place to live when you have money though.

    Apr 21st, 2014 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    This is already embarrassing and if protests flare up at World Cup and tournament spectators get caught in the middle it will be disgraceful. Congratulations FIFA and Brazil Government for a Fcuk Up well done.

    Apr 21st, 2014 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Brazilians holds many world records...few countries can beat them when it comes down to ...laziness, dishonesty, stealing, being the 'macho' man, lack of respect, crime, wanting something for nothing, ignorance.....
    The sad thing is that it didn't have to be that way, but seems that the PT has reinforced all these bad qualities in the Brazilian culture...

    Apr 21st, 2014 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Its falling apart at the seams,
    we hope FIFA has an alternative venues for these matches,

    it may very well need them.

    Apr 21st, 2014 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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