German Tourist Stabbed in Robbery in Rio’s Centro

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A German tourist died after he had been stabbed by robbers when returning to his hotel in Rio de Janeiro's Centro with his wife on Tuesday afternoon, February 17th. The visitors were in town to enjoy the city's Carnival celebrations.

The couple was attacked by two people in Rua Uruguaiana near Largo de São Francisco after leaving a Presbyterian church on Tuesday afternoon. First reports stated that the victim had resisted the assailants and fought with them, so they attacked him with a knife. However, Globo's Extra . . .

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