war in the “wonderful city”

Rio de Janeiro, December 2007.

After decades of abandon and despise from the authorities, the city of Rio de Janeiro is finally at war. While politicians make their speech for a disinterested middle class, extermination squads, paramilitary groups, policemen and drug dealers compete over the capital’s control.

The scenery disguises, but reality can’t deceive. In between mountains, forests and beautiful tropical beaches, “things get ugly” in the city’s streets. At some corner downtown, in a slum or in a neighborhood street, clandestinely the money changes hands and the weapon trades sides.

On this no rule board luck is needed.