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"Copacabana in lockdown after violence breaks out in favela next to tourist beach" (The Telegraph, 23rd April 2014)
"Ipanema metro station closed after bombs thrown and cars set ablaze"
"Shoot-outs with police following discovery of body near England teams' base."
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is fast approaching and those who plan to visit Brazil at this time will be keen to experience much that this vibrant country can offer.
But there is a lot to be avoided too for the half a million foreign fans who are expected to challenge the already precarious infrastructure in the twelve host cities - transport, sanitation, health and security systems will all be under threat.
'Travel Safe: Brazil 2014' offers guidance to help visitors avoid the very real threats to life, limb and property in Brazil at this time of football fever.
Brazil is a country full of dangers despite a lengthy and bloody campaign by the Brazilian government to crack down on the drug lords and to clean up the favelas.
From scams to spiked drinks, car-jacking to the caiman, Lou Boyle has addressed many of the issues that will concern footie fans who wish to have a good time in Brazil but come home safely.