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Brazil. How to travel safely with World Nomads.
Brazil is a steamy, sensual, vibrant, raucous melting pot of sights, sounds and experiences. Whether you choose to explore the Amazon or the beaches of Rio, you're going to have an awesome time. There's so much to see and do here.
But it's not without its challenges. Mother nature can wreak havoc, and in the cities poverty, sadly, breeds crime. It can be a dangerous place if you don't know what you're doing.
Insights, travel safety advice and alerts to make the most of your trip.
Essential travel insights to keep you safe in Brazil
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 Brazil
Rio's beautiful beaches are a haven for petty thieves. Sneak thieves and bag-snatchers routinely operate on the beaches, but lately a more frightening type of crime has emerged. Find out about it here, and follow these tips for staying safe in the sun.
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 Brazil
June 2013 saw widespread protests on a range of issues, mainly to demostrate against corruption and inadequate public transport services.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 Brazil
Rather than a place to avoid, the favelas are some of the most vibrant parts of Rio de Janeiro, both in colour and culture. They are the flipside of the city’s strange dichotomy. Exploring these communities is a great way to dive beneath the flashy veneer of Ipanema Beach and appreciate the depth of Rio’s charm.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 Brazil
A Dengue Fever epidemic has been declared in Brazil's Rio De Janeiro, with more than 64,000 cases reported in the city and surrounding state so far this year. According to news reports, in the last week alone there were 517 new cases.
Sun, 5 Feb 2012 Brazil
In early February 2012, Salvador, Brazil's 3rd largest city, and a destination popular with foreign carnival-goers seeking an alternative to Rio De Janeiro, found itself in the grip of a violent crime wave.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 Brazil
Brilliant swathes of rainforest, strange topography and vibrantly coloured wildlife mean Brazil is the perfect place to get back to nature. The continuous stretches of sparkling beaches may tempt you to simply stay close to the coast, but to see Brazil's showiest natural spectacles you'll have to head inland.
Mon, 29 Nov 2010 Brazil
Police have claimed victory in a drug raid against underworld kingpins deep within the Grota Favela, seizing 36 tonnes of marijuana destined for distribution. In the confrontation, 35 people were killed - mostly suspected traffickers - in a staggering ...
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is a city defined by its division. The gaudy wealth of Ipanema and Copacabana are juxtaposed with the crowded poverty of the favelas. The landscape, squashing the city between the mountains and the surf, only brings this into tighter focus, often resulting in the violent clashes and crimes that have earned Rio a reputation. But how dangerous is Rio? Read more...
Sat, 1 Nov 2014 Brazil
Brazil - it's a big, big place and if you want to 'do it all' you'd better be prepared for some long distance travel, whether that's by avioes, trens e automoveis is up to you, but here are some tips on getting around safely.
Thu, 24 Jun 2010 Brazil
In June 2010, floods affected Brazil's North-Eastern provinces, Alagoas and Pernambuco, with communities along the Mundau River which runs through Alagoas state the worst hit.
Tue, 22 Jun 2010 Brazil
Overview of the situation: In June 2010 Several days of heavy rain sparked severe flooding in north-eastern Brazil. Over 50 people are confirmed dead, and over 40,000 people were made homeless in the states of Pernambucco and Alagoas.
Thu, 8 Apr 2010 Brazil
Overview of the situation Flash floods and severe landslides killed at least 95 people in Rio de Janeiro's hillside slums ( favelas ) after heavy rainstorms, according to authorities in Brazil .
Sun, 8 Feb 2009 Brazil
God made the world in six days, the seventh he devoted to Rio, or so say the Cariocas, residents of the beautiful city of Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Rio is a city of contrasts, from the white sandy beaches and hotels of Copacobana to the shanty towns, or favelas clinging to the hillsides. Don't steer clear of them, they're sometimes the best part of Rio... if you know how to stay safe. Check out these top tips.