Posts by CraigWilson

Carnival Rio de Janeiro Samba Schools

The CARNIVAL and The Lucas Rocha Thriller Series

February 5-9 is the biggest party in the world, just before Ash Wednesday In a few weeks, Rio de Janeiro...

Crime Thriller Author Craig S Wilson

Why I wrote the Lucas Rocha Thriller Series

Ever travel to a brand new world? True story. It was my first trip to South America. I worked for...

RACISM and RIO…

It used to be that no matter what your background — Asian, African or European — you can fit in...

Attraction Amidst Crime

I wrote another book called, “Dating for Life.” It has VERY little relationship to my upcoming book, Renegade Pawn. It’s...

The Difference in USA Slums versus Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

There are fundamental differences between the slums of America and the slums of other regions of the world. Let’s talk...

A Word about the Homeless

I am a compassionate person.  My wife and I live in downtown Chicago. We walk past people with homeless signs...

The Story of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) in Rio

How the Statue of Christ Redeemer came to be The idea of building a large statue atop Corcovado was first...

Danger and Rio

Tragedy and Beauty comingled Brazil is certainly one of the most violent countries in the world. In 2012, 56,337 people...

Rio: Where Lust and Crime Collide

The term “Latin Lovers” exists for a reason. People who live in dark, cold climates are typically prone to depression...

Samba and Rio: The Lucas Rocha Thriller Series

The World’s Biggest Party Imagine an entire city block devoted to a competition of the top samba clubs in Rio...