F1 » Button attack an 'embarrassment' for Brazil, says Barrichello


Brazil is under pressure to clean up its act prior to hosting other major sporting events such as the Football World Cup and Olympic Games, after the attempted carjacking on Jenson Button in São Paulo at the weekend was labelled an 'embarrassment'

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Ade - Unregistered

November 10, 2010 11:28 AM

Andrew why are your comments on almost every topic on this forum so out of synch with the majority? Are you doing it on purpose or do you actually work for crash by trying to stir up the controversy? I cannot believe you are really so angry and bitter at so many figures in the motorsport world!

Rhino

November 10, 2010 5:08 PM

In case you're not aware Brazil has the Olympics in 2016. Expect more of this to happen. Major events do not mean crime stops. Ask the police in the helicopter that got shot down over a town this year.

19Krpm - Unregistered

November 11, 2010 2:23 AM

Rubens is correct and unfortunately, the sad reality is that country is so complex and overpopulated that the problem is beyond repair. How many more incidents happen in similar areas of Rio and other large cities that no one outside Brazil ever hears about it? They even bring reinforcements from the Army to do clean-up operations in the shanty-towns favelas and after they go away everything seems to go back to business as usual. This notion that Brazil is a progressive, advanced and rich country is only a product of media imagination. Unemployment in Brazil has been a huge issue for over 10 years. The Olympics will happen but I am sure they will build an entire new highly fortified new city inside RIO in order to have these games. Good luck for those who dare to go there!

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