Letter to the Editor, by Alia Douglas
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - I wait for the bus in the same place every day to go home from work: Rio Branco, near Presidente Vargas, in Centro. There are so many people in the street between 5PM and 7PM that I never felt especially unsafe.
My bus, the 010 (or C-10) always stops a little further back from the stop, so I tend to wait on the side of a newspaper kiosk that is slightly away from the rest of the people waiting at the stop. So many others are usually waiting . . .