After a crazy few days, when Rio announced they were going to invade and Nem (Rocinhas head drug trafficker) announced he was going to resist, things have settled. On Sunday the take over began and despite drug traffickers spilling oil on streets to stop police from entering, things went smoothly. Nem was caught a few days before trying to flee in the trunk of a car with his lawyer and a diplomat from the Republic of Congo. Rumor is that he was trying to escape to Africa, since drug traffickers who flee to other parts of South America are usually caught.
Check out photos in the NYTimes link below and more info on Nem here.
This Halloween I was a skeleton. To make this costume, this is what you’ll need:
Black and white face paint
I’d imagine that it’s better if you’re skinny.
Here’s how to do it:
Look through the large suitcase full of second hand clothes your parents brought down to donate to the poor back in August. Oops! You haven’t donated them yet? Not to worry, you can still donate the clothes after they’ve been painted and then the poor will recycle your costume for next year!
Find black clothing. Turn inside out if need be to get solid black (I turned some shit Sailor Moon shirt inside out)
Get your bf to look at pictures of skeleton costumes online and paint bones on the clothes.
Get your bf to watch ‘How to paint a skeleton face’ videos on youtube.
Get your bf paint your face.
Have a happy (scary!) Halloween!!!!
Here are optional things you can do.
Go to 2 parties where you and your friend are the only people dressed in costume. Flee with fear.
Go to a kids party- super fun!
Have your bf take a bus ride to meet you in Rocinha where a stinky drunk man gets on and shits in his pants and makes the entire bus escape to one side of the bus until he is kicked off but given back his fare.