- bring your pepper spray May 13
In preparation for next month's World Cup, Brazilian police have released a pamphlet full of safety tips that includes an instruction to not scream if mugged. The country is battling one of the world's highest murder rates, so the tips are meant for American and European visitors who are not used to such an extreme level of violence and could unknowingly escalate a robbery into a murder, reports BBC News.
"Do not react, scream, or argue," says the brochure, which was written by Sao Paulo police. Tourists are also told to exercise caution at night, be aware of their surroundings, and not to flaunt valuable objects.- - Jordan Valinsky
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