Original title: Taxi Pirata: Onde o cruzeiro se transforma em dolar. Pdf, 7 pages.
Column about unregulated “pirate” taxis.
Standing at the entrance to the main hotels, slick and well-maintained private cars are preparing to take tourists to discover – at a very expensive price – the wonders of Rio de Janeiro. Usually the chauffeur speaks English perfectly, but will never understand this: the more difficulty communicating with the passenger, the less things he needs to explain and the more misunderstood he can be, when this is convenient. Well-spoken, these drivers consider themselves to be a separate caste, and they treat each other with respect and irony, dubbing their activities as “the group of pirate taxis”.