August 11, 2006
Speaking of Terror
We recently received the following communiqué from the US consulate here in Brazil:
This coming weekend, August 12-14, prisoners are expected to be released from jail in observation of Brazilian Father's Day. A similar furlough occurred over Mother's Day weekend in May resulted in widespread violence throughout the State of São Paulo, disrupting public transportation and physically damaging many banks and businesses. There is no indication at this time that violence of this magnitude will occur again this weekend or, if it does, that it will spread beyond Sao Paulo. The potential for violence does exist, however. We advise American citizens to check news reports and take normal precautions to protect themselves against crime.
Your prayers are appreciated, especially for our co-workers in the São Paulo area.
Posted by Andrew on August 11, 2006 12:08 PM.