Dining With Madonna No Longer, Rio Business Struggles With Crime
“There has been a significant reduction in the enforcement capacity of Rio de Janeiro’s police. Rio desperately needs a foothold to mount a recovery, but it’s running out of options as rising crime scares tourists and drives up the cost of business for everyone from supermarkets to utilities like Light SA that suffer from growing power theft. That is increasing the price consumers pay for medicines and electronics by up to 35 percent, said the Firjan industry association. The city’s main roadways have become more dangerous for consumers and businesses with more than 28 cargo thefts each day in the state, according to local newspaper O Globo.