RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian's are keenly aware of the negative ways that Rio is portrayed sometimes. The other night I was talking with a upper-middle class girl (they call that Class B here I believe), and mentioned The Rio Times. She was physically distressed at the prospect of sensationalized violence and sexual images further proliferated around the globe.
Another time I was watching a film here - "Public Enemy" (not very good), and every time they mentioned escaping the law and fleeing to Rio the entire theater audience cloffed . . .