Foreign tourist raped in Rio de Janeiro

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    Tourist raped on minibus in Rio, police say

    Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN) -- A female foreign tourist was kidnapped, raped and robbed on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro, police said, highlighting security concerns in the Brazilian city that will host matches in the 2014 World Cup and will put on the Summer Olympics two years later.

    A male foreign tourist on the minibus was also held captive and robbed, according to Rio police.

    Police said they would not release the identities or nationalities of the victims, but the U.S. Embassy said Monday that one of the two is an American citizen, and a U.S. State Department official on Monday said the woman raped was a U.S. citizen.

    The U.S. Consulate is in contact with the victim and is providing all appropriate consular assistance, said the State Department official, who did not want to be identified because he was not authorized to talk about the case.

    In general, consular assistance includes ensuring access to medical care, working closely with law enforcement authorities, assisting in understanding the local criminal justice process, and following any criminal proceedings very closely, the official said. The consulate also communicates with family members in the United States, and helps provide U.S.-based resources for the victim when possible, the official said.

    The two boarded the minibus in the Copacabana beach district in Rio de Janeiro early Saturday. Three men subsequently boarded the minibus and forced all the other passengers off, police said.

    The woman was raped, and the two passengers' credit cards were used at multiple locations inside and outside of Rio de Janeiro over a span of hours, the police said in a statement.

    According to Brazilian newspapers, the man was handcuffed and beaten, while the woman was repeatedly raped. The two were dumped in Itaborai, a city more than 30 miles (about 50 kilometers) away, after six hours, O Globo newspaper said.

    According to Rio police, two men have been arrested -- Jonathan Foudakis de Souza, 20, and Wallace Aparecido Souza Silva, 22. They are searching for a third man in relation to the crime.

    They said a Brazilian woman who was raped a week earlier has also identified the suspects.

    Rio de Janeiro has launched a citywide offensive against crime, particularly drug-fueled violence in the shantytowns.

    Police, backed by army troops, have stormed the slums, hoping to seize control from gangs and help secure the city before many high-profile events begin this year.

    Pope Francis' first big international trip will be to Rio in July when he is expected to lead millions of young people in celebration of World Youth Day.

    Rio de Janeiro also will stage many of the key matches when Brazil hosts the World Cup next year, and it will be the host city for the Olympic Games in 2016.

    Rio has gone a long way toward cleaning up its image as one of Latin America's most violent cities.

    But Brazilian media already are drawing parallels between this attack and the infamous gang rape of a young woman on a bus in India.

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    I dont know what happens to a rapist in India's prisons, but here in Brazil runs like a Talion Law in the prisons.

    When a rapist is jailed he becomes the "woman" of the prisoners.

    He enters the prison with his buttocks this way: (_._); and quits the prison this way: (_O_)
     
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    Rio is very dangerous, or so I have heard. One of my friend wanted to go there, and the embassy people advised, look go in a big group, and you will be mugged.
     
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    I have seen a few of those prison shows. Brazilian prisons, are hell on earth truly.
     
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    Yes, another Brazilians call Rio de Janeiro as Hell de Janeiro, due to its hot weather, chaotic urban plan, and high violence.

    Rio is like Kolkata. Both them already were the main port, capital city and most populated town, but now are decadent cities with a lot of slums.

    Rio decline started after the lost of government's seat to Brasilia city. Till then, Rio had been sustained by the federal tax revenues. Without this source of income, Rio didn't had other economic activity and the city begun to decline. Now Rio gov is trying to reborn the city through the oil's industry.
     
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    Do visit Calcutta and not go by western images given by Dominique Lapierre and Ma Theresa.

    That image was a money spinner for both and also got them to got the limelight that they were seeking.

    The world has changed! ;)

    Slums are where there is industry and capital.

    Check Mumbai and even Delhi!

    Read Katherine Mayo's Mother India (1927)?

    This is what Gandhi has to say:

    Gandhi: This book is cleverly and powerfully written. The carefully chosen quotations give it the false appearance of a truthful book. But the impression it leaves on my mind, is that it is the report of a drain inspector sent out with the one purpose of opening and examining the drains of the country to be reported upon, or to give a graphic description of the stench exuded by the opened drains. If Miss. Mayo had confessed that she had come to India merely to open out and examine the drains of India, there would perhaps be little to complain about her compilation. But she declared her abominable and patently wrong conclusion with a certain amount of triumph: 'the drains are India'
    http://www.lehigh.edu/~amsp/2006/02/teaching-journal-katherine-mayos.html

    I might add this for your info:

    Mayo had been in direct contact with the British administration -- in fact, with Central Intelligence Division in India (the officer she was in contact with is named in her letters – J. H. Adams). They had encouraged her to write a book critical of Indian habits and traditional Indian practices, partly as a rejoinder to Gandhi, who was making major strides in building a mass-movement to end British rule. The Central Intelligence Division set up meetings with important people for her, and basically paved the way for her to do the exact research that would best support their claim that their rule over India was a benefit to the Indians themselves.
    http://www.lehigh.edu/~amsp/2006/02/teaching-journal-katherine-mayos.html

    While Calcutta is no patch on Paradise, yet it is more sinned against than sinning!

    And it is good money for people like Dominique Lapierre and Ma Theresa. in the style of Katherine Mayo.

    As the days go by, the activities of the Missionaries of Charity and their so called charity and humane work is coming under the lens and what is seen is not pure divinity and instead the reality that is not so pleasant as it was hyped!

    There was a thread on it here on this forum with many links.

    Visit that thread!
     
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