At a recent lunch event, RIO Mayor-elect Marcello Crivella expressed interest in creating a fund to compensate RIO tourists in the event of a mugging–funded by a tax on those very same tourists. Mayor Crivella’s hope is to dispel RIO’s “negative image,” but read on to hear what tourism industry leaders have to say in response.
That’s how the author of this article describes the state of RIO streets as police and teachers’ unions in the city have gone on strike. A great segue into the unveiling of a new wave of wearable payment technology from Visa just in time for the 2016 Olympic Games. Read on here: