Friday, August 22

Violence Hits Again Close to Home...


My ex boyfriend was carjacked on his motorcycle yesterday. Luckily he came out of it alive. Stuck in traffic, two little SOB's on another motorbike pulled up next to him, put a gun to his head and proceeded to steal his motorbike and his backpack,which contained cash, credit cards, cellphone and iPod.
I am not going to sugarcoat what happened. This is the second time in less than a year that he has been assaulted by thieves.
If you want to have an idea of really what the reality of Rio de Janeiro is, I suggest two movies, City of God and Tropa de Elite(about the elite police squad in Rio de Janeiro).
Its a far cry from the Girl From Ipanema.....

3 comments:

Lecarioca said...

Oi,
Tenha isso em seu coração....
Sempre vou ter uma admiração especial por esse gosto que vc tem de escrever e de ler...
linda.....
bj

Anonymous said...

"If you want to know really what the reality of Rio de Janeiro is, I suggest two movies, City of God and Tropa de Elite...". Really? Can u reduce all the reality of this city to those two movies? Are the US like the holywoodmovies... or Canada so boring as the canadian ones?

Anonymous said...

Rio is not just Carnaval and samba and football. It is a violent city.period. The comments above were obviously from a Brazilian.