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I'm from Rio - Safety issues
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Brazil Adegr 
Hey guys, Im from Rio and let me be real here: most of you would not consider it safe. Nor any other city in BR (and I'd even say SA). Pickpockets and other forms of petty theft are really common and its 100% an issue. You have to be aware at all times about that. Gun violence is not common in the parts where tourists visit/major is going to happen (there can be a whole debate about why/how/when/where gun violence happens here).
2022-05-25 11:31
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im pretty street smart and have been to south africa and mexico is it worse
2022-05-25 11:32
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#2
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Brazil Adegr
I'm aware. My point is that most users who are concerned about that are from European or similar nations where those issues are not really a thing. So, in this standard, its unsafe. If you can handle that, then its safe
2022-05-25 11:33
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Pickpockets are an issue even in most big European cities (I’ve found Paris to be particularly full of them). But if you take some precautions getting pickpocketed is pretty unlikely imo
2022-05-25 11:37
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#41
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Brazil Adegr
Yup, I think the same. But there's still people that would consider it unsafe cause of this (and I get it).
2022-05-25 11:54
#72
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Latvia qezar
Pickpockets can only be an issue if u have pockets - moral of the story: don't have pockets
2022-05-25 12:45
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+1 cant be pickpocketed if you‘re naked 😎
2022-05-25 13:08
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#83
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Brazil Gb5sZ
+11111111111
2022-05-25 13:33
where in mexico?
2022-05-25 11:36
7 replies
Mexico city, Acapulco, Oaxaca and Escarcega and like around the border between mexico and guatemala
2022-05-25 11:39
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rio should be pretty similar to mexico city in terms of pickpocketting and robbing, you wont get mugged safe if you stay in the tourist/rich areas.
2022-05-25 11:43
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i should be fine right if I steer away from these tourist hotspots and potentially go to a less touristy areas with a local
2022-05-25 11:49
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oh i dont know much about that, you should ask Adegr, but try to "blend in" as much as you can and use clothes with zippable pockets to prevent pickpocketing, although that wont stop you from armed robbers. gl!
2022-05-25 11:53
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#45
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Brazil Adegr
Yup, those are good tips =)
2022-05-25 11:57
#44
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Brazil Adegr
You'll be fine in both tbh, the only major things I'd say to you would be: 1- dont go out with expensive things like cameras and stuff (if you do, you should not get robbed though, but the odds are higher) 2 - try not to go out alone (cause imo usually criminals tend to aim towards people they deem easy prey, groups usually scare them away).
2022-05-25 11:57
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yea sweet sounds good if i go
2022-05-25 12:12
> 50k hrs in csgo > street smart logic checks out
2022-05-25 12:14
#69
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Slovakia CRMN1
As a South African this is an impossible comparison. You don't specify the city nor the area of the city. Major will be held in a safe, touristy place in Rio, while the crimes and security issues normally are up north. If you compare a big city with tourism in South Africa like Cape Town or Johannesburg to Rio, it's kind of similar. You are prone to being pick-pocketed or even gun assaulted in the slum, but in the city, although still possible, way less likely
2022-05-25 12:41
literally noone is gonna travel to brasil just to see major why would someone do that
2022-05-25 11:34
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#4
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Brazil Adegr
People do all sorts of crazy things. We had brazilians on the last major that just went there for that. But thats not even my point. The point is that violence is not widespread in Rio, but rather focused on specific areas for a number of socio-economic reasons and its mostly unseen by tourists. But crime (aka petty theft) is very much an issue, specially if you have no experience with that
2022-05-25 11:37
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Is the police protecting the tourist areas?
2022-05-25 11:37
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Yes, this you should not worry about
2022-05-25 11:41
#24
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Brazil Adegr
There are usually police cars everywhere, but its more common to find them in touristy areas ofc. But then again, that doesnt really stop crimes from happening, especially petty theft cause by the time you get to them or they get to the area, the criminal will be gone
2022-05-25 11:43
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I dont worry about pickpocketting tbh. I am strong and have my purse always in my front pocket.
2022-05-25 11:46
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#33
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Brazil Adegr
Yup, in my experience as long as you dont go around flaunting expensive things the odds of you being pickpocketed are low. But its def something you should keep in mind, like not leaving things unattended etc
2022-05-25 11:47
They have a huge fanbase and they are literally the biggest supporter of Counter Strike (nation wise). It is really understandable why they've chosen Brasil but the things about safety and etc are major issues imo.
2022-05-25 11:38
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#16
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Brazil Adegr
I get why you would think that, but it really isnt. We have major football events with bigger crowds like 3 times a week, not to mention music festivals and all sorts of other events. Nothing ever happens
2022-05-25 11:40
Lots of people would, maybe the brasilian portugese in the arena is gonna soften it now but I would have expected a lot of people to just take a holiday there for a week and finish it off with the major
2022-05-25 11:39
+1
2022-05-25 12:38
#20
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Denmark Dral_Shady
I would not count pickpocket as "unsafe" More so most larger cities have 1 or several areas you typicially should avoid as a tourist. But Im glad for your msg and I still would like to visit Rio sometime, and if I do Ill do my research beforehand.
2022-05-25 11:41
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#27
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Brazil Adegr
Yup, I see it as something to be aware of rather than to feel threatened by. But I grew up having to deal with this, I understand people might not be safe with this
2022-05-25 11:44
Sounds racist.
2022-05-25 11:46
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#50
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Brazil Adegr
? how
2022-05-25 12:00
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Because 13% cause 50% and pointing out who the 13% are is 100% racist
2022-05-25 13:57
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#91
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Brazil Adegr
lol, not falling for that bait
2022-05-25 13:59
I'm not from Rio and even for us Rio is very dangerous, but I agree with you if we stay at tourist areas we'll be safe, just please don't go to visit a favela like you're visiting tourist area and don't go walk when you can't see almost nobody when it's dark. Also, avoid use expensive stuff like watches, necklaces and walking with your cellphone on your hands.
2022-05-25 11:47
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It really just sound like a dark criminal place there.
2022-05-25 11:48
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Yes, sadly comparing with the most places in Europe is violent is terms that you can be robbed easily. Just stay safe and enjoy the view and parties, Rio is very beautiful and fun, if you wanna go out by night just call a Uber and go directly to an busy area.
2022-05-25 12:00
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#52
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Brazil Adegr
+1
2022-05-25 12:03
#47
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Brazil Adegr
Yeah, thats usually a sound general advice. I've had European friends visit favelas and they loved it. I've done social work there and I know better than most how things work there and its a really fine line between safe and unsafe. For tourists? Usually criminals dont bother them. For brazilians? def recommend you not going there
2022-05-25 11:59
Im pretty sure i be seen in life more than enough. That kinda fd my psychological state
2022-05-25 11:51
#48
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Poland malymaly
Thanks for info. Major is going to be huge for BR CS scene and there will be a lot of tourists from around the world. I hope everything goes well for you, guys
2022-05-25 11:59
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#51
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Brazil Adegr
Thanks for keeping an open mind. We def have problems and you guys def should be aware that they do exist, but its not a warzone. I'm not really concerned with safety issues (besides those I've highlighted) but instead with crowd behaviour at the Arena lol I foresee a looooot of noise calling
2022-05-25 12:02
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#56
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Poland malymaly
I bet crowd will be crazy. Soundproof booths for players are a must
2022-05-25 12:14
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#58
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Brazil Adegr
yup, hope ESL brings that back... was surprised that PGL didnt use it
2022-05-25 12:24
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#64
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Poland malymaly
+1
2022-05-25 12:35
#65
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Poland Kobel_
They apparently are not allowed under fire safety standards in some countries
2022-05-25 12:36
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#66
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Brazil Adegr
huh.. never considered that. Makes sense
2022-05-25 12:36
Watch movie citade de deus Thats how major in brazil is gonna be kkkkkkkkkkk
2022-05-25 12:23
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#59
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Brazil Adegr
nice movie =)
2022-05-25 12:24
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yes mens but it make me depressed))))))
2022-05-25 13:27
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#80
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Brazil Adegr
why?? have you watched Tropa de Elite? (elite squad)
2022-05-25 13:28
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because its sad how some innocent kids are forced to become monsters and even kill their own friends i havent but i will it looks good
2022-05-25 13:54
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#90
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Brazil Adegr
Yup, and its a good depiction of how it works too (even if its ofc dramatized). Elite squad is much the same, it shows the action of BOPE (kinda like SWAT) against organized crime. The main character (Captain Nascimento) was super well received by the public despite the gruesome acts he commits. If you dig deeper into why is that, you'll find that the average brazilian is tired of those corrupt, drug lords, the judiciary etc and it accepts anything that kinda serves as "payback". Really interesting from a socio-political standpoint too
2022-05-25 13:58
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i watch tonight thx for recommendation caralho
2022-05-25 14:16
Is Uruguay a safer country tho? At least Montevideo? I heard this is the safest country in latam
2022-05-25 12:32
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#63
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Brazil Adegr
Never went there, but I would assume so. Its smaller so even if issues do exist, they should not be the same as in bigger cities in BR. But yeah, it has a pretty good reputation even for us in SA =)
2022-05-25 12:35
#74
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Brazil Uzem
Don't go to dangerous areas, even if you are protected somehow, stay in the touristic part, the city around the major arena should be nice and safe to visit
2022-05-25 13:11
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#76
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Finland KieZuZ
I will stay home just in case.
2022-05-25 13:23
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#84
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Brazil Adegr
I hope someday you can overcome this fear and meet new places/cultures =)
2022-05-25 13:35
#87
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Brazil Uzem
np, man. I'm not from Rio et i was already there, hope u can come to brazil someday come to brazil
2022-05-25 13:55
Its not so bad in Brazil as people make it out to be. Just remember Bullet proof vest, your AK-47 and armored car, and a few heavy armed security guards. Then remember to never exit your armored vehicle at anytime, And only drive during day time. Always check for road side bombs though and never make eye contact with anyone, just follow these simple rules and you will most likely only be wounded.
2022-05-25 13:17
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#78
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Brazil Adegr
Yes, I've created this thread after dodging a carpet bombing raid conducted by Drug Lords that the AA guns werent able to deter. Ofc, this was after I had to mercy kill some wounded kids on the street on my way to cash in the stolen organs from some Danish idiot that came here. But other than that, all's good
2022-05-25 13:26
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yea no worries. also can i buy back my organs please?
2022-05-25 13:29
1 reply
#82
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Brazil Adegr
Nah, they're probably in some rich guy's body in California by now
2022-05-25 13:30
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