I work with a guy from Brazil who just got back from a 3 week visit to his family there. He said there are no guns allowed in Brazil so only the criminals and well-connected with body guards have guns. Apparently people are routinely rounded up by the gun toting criminals in restaurants or wherever and ordered to hand over their valuables - which they do rather than get shot. Crime is beyond control there and that is why he left - there is more than the police can begin to handle. He said he went out with his sister (a lawyer who has a bodyguard) and at the restaurant they had to sit in a corner facing the door “like Al Capone” to make sure they are safe. His stories are unbelievable and he said 20 years ago you could go there and visit but now it’s too unsafe for tourists.
Actually it sounded somewhat like Chicago - where the law abiding are sitting ducks.
They’re going to have a field day there when the Olympics come to town in 2016.
God Bless them, because Rio will be hosting not only the 2016 olympics, but also the World Socer Cup, and this year, the Catholic World Youth Day gatherings.