RIO Considers a ‘Mugging Tax’ for Tourists

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.

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