Cultural WTF #31- Work has prohibited us from working after dark.
Last Monday, our Head of Finance was caught in an "Arrastao". No good English translation, but basically, armed gunmen block a major road with stolen cars or debris. They then rob everyone stuck in the resulting traffic jam. He abandoned his car and sprinted to a nearby mall to escape. This happened just a block from the office...and I live in the "good" part of town. What about the cops you ask. Well there was a cop in the traffic jam. He decided to strip off his uniform and jump off a bridge into a stream to escape. This is getting crazy. The stats below were for January in our neighborhood.
Barra recorded 58 assaults on drivers - more than two a day. The robberies were pedestrians 98. The stolen cars totaled 91 in the first month of 2015.
Original Article on Barra Robbery