Thursday, May 14, 2015

We will survive

Chess travel is not for wimps.


Out of the 50 most violent cities in the world, we have already visited, or are considering to visit, 6:




Ranked by the reported murder rate:


50. Cuernavaca, Mexico  --  25.45 homicides per 100,000 residents.
38. Durban, South Africa  --  34.48 homicides per 100,000 residents.
23. Goiânia, Brazil  --  44.82 homicides per 100,000 residents.
19. St. Louis, Missouri  --  49.93 homicides per 100,000 residents.
14. Cape Town, South Africa  --  60 homicides per 100,000 residents.
9. Cali, Colombia  --  65.25 homicides per 100,000 residents.


Don't forget our visits to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil and Johannesburg, South Africa, which somehow didn't make the list, even though they are eponymous with highest levels of murderous violence.



A police officer stands next to various body parts in black plastic bags in Cuernavaca October 14, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. 2016 World Schools Individual Chess Championship is planned in Sousse, Tunisia. Today's news: "37 people, mostly tourists, killed when armed gunmen attacked two hotels in Sousse, Tunisia" -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Sousse_attack. This follows another attack in Tunis: 22 dead, 50+ wounded -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardo_National_Museum_attack

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