Come to Rio, get robbed: Brazil tourism body shares awkward Instagram post

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  1. TidWell Gold Belt

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    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When marketing Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's national tourism agency typically focuses on the city's world-class beaches, samba-filled music scene and caipirinha-fueled parties. Violent crime is rarely listed among the attractions.

    But in an embarrassing social media snafu this week, the Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur) accidentally shared a critical Instagram post from a tourist who did not enjoy her stay in the so-called "Cidade Maravilhosa," or Marvelous City.

    "I just spent 3 days in Rio with my family, and in those 3 days my family and I were robbed and my 9-year-old sister witnessed a violent robbery," Instagram user "withlai" wrote in an Instagram Stories post. "I can't recommend a visit to a city where I felt afraid of even leaving the apartment."

    Embratur deleted the shared post on Wednesday. It said in a subsequent statement that "sharing (the post) was a mistake," adding that it had worked hard to promote a nationwide fall in crime in 2019.

    Safety concerns along with inconvenient flights, poor infrastructure and high costs have long held back Brazil's tourism industry, which lags its South American neighbors.

    As news of the mistake went viral, withlai, who identified herself as a Brazilian living in Europe, said in another Instagram post that she hoped "the person (at Embratur) doesn't get in trouble, we all make mistakes."

    And she defended her original post.

    "If I don't feel safe or comfortable somewhere, I'll share it," she said.

    https://news.yahoo.com/come-rio-robbed-brazil-tourism-205204376.html
     
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  3. Estemachine Gold Belt

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    Thread useless without the Instagram post.


    Also everyone knows Rio isn't safe, carnival has one of the highest numbers of missing people. I rather sip piña coladas in Miami.
     
  4. puppybird the wasteland champ

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    Let them have their fun @TidWell

    jeez what a buzzkill
     
  5. vanillaisis Banned Banned

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    It's all apart of the experience. If you aren't being robbed at gunpoint then what the hell are you doing with your life?
     
  6. Midnighter Silver Belt

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    Robbing people at gunpoint.
     
  7. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    Been to Rio and loved it. Friends and I were in Brazil for 2 months across 10 different cities and only got robbed in the street late night in a small town near Sao Paolo
     
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  9. faustian I AM NOT A MONSTER Platinum Member

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    Lol Rio is a mess. Back in 2014 I was supposed to go there for work and the team I was going with were to be accompanied at all times by armed security. The GoB contract we had was issued by their Minister of Cities -- who ended up resigning over corruption charges -- so our contract was voided and the project fell apart. Would've been highly lucrative for us but I kinda feel like I dodged a (literal) bullet

    Tbf tho I've twice been held up at gunpoint in Miami so shit happens
     
  10. TSO Pink Belt

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    I went there with my BJJ family in 2013 and several of our guys were robbed at gunpoint and most saw several more in the three weeks we were there.

    I was busy not training. Brazilian girls were all I saw and I was sustained by sex and coke.

    I need to go back soon now that I'm single again.
     
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    deeeeez iz braaaaaseal!
     
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    even mma fighters get robbed over there and pro skateboarders. I think we might see more pro skate boarder robberies since that is catching on over there and most of them are rich.
     
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    claudia gadelha's girltoy trophy ring girl GF might be hotter than these women.
     
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  16. TidWell Gold Belt

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    That dude is a tranny lover
     
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    Lol at random people going to Brazil and get surprised
     
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    LOL @ getting robbed only once being a victory.
     
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    better then another thread about penis size
     
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    are you implying claudias dimepiece GF looks like a tranny?
    lol

     

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