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    I think they are interesting to share, don't you? A look on the major cities of Brazil, those kind of images one will almost never see on international newspapers, who rather tend to focus on our negative aspects, in a systematic way.

    Pics of Brasília (GDP per capita is ~ U$ 30000, the highest among Latin America major cities, according to a study from 2013):

    in U$ 2012 data
    1. Brasília - 30.027 - Brasil
    2. São Paulo - 23.372 - Brasil
    3. Monterrey - 22.191 - Mexico
    4. Curitiba - 17.160 - Brasil
    5. Santiago - 16.737 - Chile
    6. Belo Horizonte - 16.254 - Brasil
    7. Maracaibo - 15.867 - Venezuela
    8. Buenos Aires - 15.827 - Argentina
    9. Montevideo - 14.618 - Uruguay
    10. C. de Panamá - 14.597 - Panama
    11. Rio de Janeiro - 14.215 - Brasil
    12. Salvador - 13.419 - Brasil
    13. Porto Alegre - 13.352 - Brasil
    14. C. de México - 12.461 - Mexico
    15. Lima - 12.283 - Peru
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    Rio de Janeiro, one of the most beautiful places in the world IMO:

















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    Recife, the capital of Pernambuco (Northeast Brazil).






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    Fortaleza, capital of Ceará (Northeast Brazil):






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    Looks nice

    the thing is, I have never been to Brazil, however the media has been creating a very negative image of the country when it comes to criminal activity. Its as if you get robbed on every corner of the street, and "its advisable to simply hand over" money, phone, clothes etc. The muggers shoot to kill without hesitation if you resit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acquisitorz View Post
    Looks nice

    the thing is, I have never been to Brazil, however the media has been creating a very negative image of the country when it comes to criminal activity. Its as if you get robbed on every corner of the street, and "its advisable to simply hand over" money, phone, clothes etc. The muggers shoot to kill without hesitation if you resit it.
    I've heard that you should carry with you 20 reais banknotes which you should give to possible robbers fast to not get into any trouble with them.

    OVER 50,000 people get killed EVERY year in Brazil:

    http://america-latina.blog.lemonde.f...icides-par-an/
    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo A. Paranagua
    Les Brésiliens ont battu un nouveau record : 56 337 homicides par an, selon le think tank Mapa da Violencia (Carte de la violence), basé à São Paulo. Les derniers chiffres disponibles sont ceux de 2012. Leur source sont les certificats de décès, totalisés ensuite dans le Système d'informations sur la mortalité du ministère brésilien de la santé. Ils montrent une hausse constante des meurtres commis au Brésil.

    L'Etude globale sur l'homicide, publiée en 2011 par l'Office des Nations unies contre la drogue et le crime (UNODC), enregistrait 43 909 homicides au Brésil pour l'année 2009, soit pratiquement un meurtre sur dix parmi ceux commis dans le monde. Aucun autre pays ne dépasse le Brésil en nombre d'homicides, même pas l'Inde, dont la population est six fois plus importante.

    Depuis l'an 2000, 600 000 Brésiliens ont ainsi perdu la vie. C'est une hécatombe qui dépasse certaines guerres régionales ou conflits armés. Malgré l'escalade de la barbarie provoquée par les cartels de la drogue au Mexique, le cas du Brésil est plus grave. Malgré les guérillas en Colombie et la reconversion d'une partie des milices paramilitaires en bandes criminelles, la situation au Brésil est pire.

    Les statisticiens comparent le nombre de victimes à la population. Les 56 337 meurtres de 2012 équivalent à un taux de 29 homicides pour 100 000 habitants. De ce point de vue, des petits pays d'Amérique centrale, le Honduras et le Salvador, restent les plus meurtriers, mais le volume de victimes n'est absolument pas comparable.
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    the question for Brazilians here is: how true is the image of the country which the foreign media has been creating ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acquisitorz View Post
    Looks nice

    the thing is, I have never been to Brazil, however the media has been creating a very negative image of the country when it comes to criminal activity.
    I have never ever been robbed or face anything like that. I grew up in a small city and then moved to major cities, and nothing has ever happened to me. Nor to my parents. My relatives live in smaller cities, and they haven't faced anything like that. Major cities like São Paulo and Rio are another story, but generally so it is in many other parts of the world. Brazil certainly has problems with crime, but it is very exaggerated abroad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Acquisitorz View Post
    the question for Brazilians here is: how true is the image of the country which the foreign media has been creating ?
    It is exaggerated and distorted. For example, today I read the dailymail and they showed Brazilians driving VW beetles qualifying it as our "everyday life", which is an absurd. A French newspaper covering the French team in Ribeirão Preto, instead of mentioning it is one of the nicest and richest cities in Latin America preferred to concentrate on the risk of their players getting the tropical disease called "dengue". Western media is highly prejudiced, one cannot deny it.

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    I've heard that you should carry with you 20 reais banknotes which you should give to possible robbers fast to not get into any trouble with them.
    Brazil, as Russia and China, has potential, it is a continental sized country, with plenty of resources, and it already has a well developed industrial base. Bashing Brazil in the foreign media does bear a certain analogy with the playing up of Tibet, Chinese pollution and Russian problems... the vulnerabilites of Brazil are played up so as to make it appear as if it were in a hopeless situation. The Brazilian media also plays it up, but more often to get a greater public, not really as a sort of ideological war, as it is often done by the international media.

    The vast majority of my relatives have never been assaulted, nor have they ever had problems with either gangs or the police.

    I have never had any problems with crime whatsoever and I have lived here all my life, both in smaller cities and the bigger ones. Neither have my parents, and they also have spent their entire lives here.

    Large metropolitan areas, like São Paulo or Rio, certainly will have their fair share of problems, but still so do many metropolitan areas, even in the most developed parts of the globe.

    Here is an interesting statistic one will never read it abroad:

    Em 20% dos municípios do país, não houve o registro de um homicídio sequer por três anos consecutivos, de 2009 a 2011, época dos mais atualizados registros nacionais.
    In 20% of the cities of Brazil, a single murder has not taken place for 3 consecutive years.
    http://exame.abril.com.br/brasil/not...eguras-do-pais

    As I said, as a Brazilian myself, I was born here and have lived here all my life. Besides I have traveled extensively throughout Brazil. I have never been assaulted nor my parents. My relatives who live in smaller cities (& in rural areas) have never had any problems. I have never had any problems with either thieves or the police. As someone who has traveled abroad extensively, I find it okay to live here, and in many aspects better than some countries hyped by the media. There are many deep, and probably unsolvable issues, but still one can lead a decent life in many places in Brazil.

    Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and other major Brazilian cities are another story, as major metropolitan areas all over the world, particularly in the developing world.

    These are crime rates in some major American cities, usually overlooked:

    Kansas City 22.6
    Memphis 20.2
    Detroit 54.6
    New Orleans 53.2
    Newark 34.4
    St. Louis 35.5
    Baltimore 34.9
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_..._by_crime_rate

    One should not expect the BBC or some other international media agency to report it as they do with Latin America though.
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    Salvador, the capital of Bahia (the first capital of Brazil & one of our oldest cities):







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    Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais:






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