Comprehensive Analysis Outline, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Regional Analysis Outline for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I. Introduction: An analysis of Brazil and specifically the area around Rio de Janeiro
A. Brazil the Country
1. Location: Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
2. Size: A little Smaller than the U.S.
3. Geography: mostly flat and rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt
4. Climate: Mostly tropical, but temperate in south
5. Population: 201,103,330. 2010 Census Estimate.
B. Rio de Janeiro. The Metropolis & surrounding Area
1. Transportation Infrastructure: Mostly 2 lane roads in cities and unimproved roads in rural areas.
2. Some Railway but almost no passenger trains
3. Airports in major cities.
4. Ocean Ports and Cruise Ship Facilities
II. Terrorism and Other Dangers of Concern
A. Tri Border Area
1. Argentina-Brazil-Paraguay borders.
a. Focal Point for arms smuggling, illegal narcotics trafficking
money laundering, and fundraising for extremists.
b. Incursions from Argentina and Paraguay Insurrectionists / Drug
Traffickers Smugglers and innocent bystanders
2. Kidnapping Political and Ransom
a. Oil & Mine Consultants from Foreign Corporations
B. Drug Cartels
1. Turf Wars & Innocent Bystanders
1. Kidnapping Monetary [Quick-napping]
a. A kidnapping outside of banks or ATMs. A common occurrence.
b. Abduction of victim for short time to get a fast payoff from victim’s
company / family or the victim’s bank card. Some victims beaten
some raped or killed.
c. Crime especially prevalent around areas frequented by tourists and
d. Block Quote: ”The incidence of crimes against tourists is greater in
areas surrounding beaches, hotels, discotheques, bars,... [continues]
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