It never pays to be a thief in Brazil. Case in point, the video below. The people of the areas we see featured on RGM are some of the poorest areas in Brazil. These people have to work very hard just for their little stone hovels, so commodities like cell phones and motor bikes being stolen will not be tolerated. The thief here has some of his fingers hacked off with a machete before being shot in the leg and being threatened with the gun in his face. The video cuts off before we see how far the gunman takes it.
This looks a little more gang related, but seeing how after all these years I still can’t understand Brazilian Portuguese, I’ll leave it up to our translators to put more of the story together.
Props to Pinky!