Guide to Brazilian Behavior for London Olympics

On O Globo, there’s an article (in PT) about a guide that the national tourism agency in Great Britian put out on how to deal with foreign visitors. Paraphrasing, here’s what they had to say about Brazilians…

“They don’t respect schedules and will easily kiss and hug as a sign of friendship. Don’t ask them personal questions and when it comes to Brazilian women, they almost always dress sensually.”

If you are Brazilian, don’t feel left out, because the guide runs the gammit of cultural stereotypes for many nationalities. The article goes on to mention that the guide was apparently written by people from the countries they are providing advice about. I wonder…

One commentor to the article says in all caps that the guide left out something about Brazilians, specifically to be weary of British police because they kill Brazilian nationals (Jean Charles) without a reason, while another commentor says the guide is unnecessary because British people deal with tourists all year long.

Rio in good standing for 2016

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(Pele jokes around with the Committee President)

“RIO – After facing examinations and doing a walk-through of 11 sporting installations during the marathon of visits by the International Olympic Committee, the Brazilians walked away with the sensation that they passed the test.

In Tokyo, it rained during the commission’s visit. In Chicago, it snowed. In Rio, the weather was great. Even the wind was on our side. When it was time for the sailing, the sailboats picked up wind, creating a favorable scenario – declared the Minister of Sports, Orlando Silva.

The Mayor Eduardo Paes also commemorated:
– It was sensational. Just when we had all got on board the boat, it started to get windy. The members could see the students of the Projeto Grael school in action.

At the close of the visit by the commission this Saturday, the Committee for the Candidacy of Rio 2016 had already intensified their strategy to conquer the votes necessary to become the next host city for the Olympic Games, which will be voted on in early October, in Copenhagen.” – Source