More of an update on these mudslides I’m afraid since they are the main thing on my mind, Brazil-wise, at the moment.
Christ the Redeemer is currently unreachable by tourists as mudslides have affected the area all around it’s perch on Corcovado. The city are saying it could take up to six months to remove the debris and get access to Mr Redeemer going again. This seems like a ridiculously long time, especially considering every poster for Rio I see has a massive picture of Christ on it and a promise of the monumental Christ tour, meaning there will not be many dry gringo eyes in Rio for quite a while.
These are the some of the workers trying to clear the rail line which takes the people up to the top:
I’m presuming the fact they are sitting around doing absolutely nothing has very little to do with the fact it will take six months.
The amount of deaths from the floods and mudslides is also now estimated at 230 people.