Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: German Tourist Shot in Rocinha Favela

Posted on June 1, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, TRAVEL reported on June 1, 2013, that a German tourist was shot in the Rocinha favela in the city of Rio de Janeiro. According to UPP officers, the German tourist and his friend visited the Christ the Redeemer statue and then decided to tour the favela. An armed man in an alley surprised the two tourists. The German tourist was shot in the chest and taken to the hospital. Read Article

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