Interview with Rio Tourism Police Chief

By Karen Shishiptorova, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Many Gringos coming to Rio understand the Marvelous City has its share of crime, and are careful to avoid pickpocketing and dangerous places. What many don't know is that underneath the tourist veneer of postcard-perfect views of mountain, city and sea lies an extremely well-oiled machine.

In Leblon, the Rio Tourism Police Chief Fernando Vilapouca and his well-trained staff work day and night to ensure that visitors have the best possible experience on holiday. The Gringo Times had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Vilapouca about his role . . .

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