WORLD CUP UPDATE
There was a lot of security last night at Maracana stadium in Rio, where Colombia played Uruguay. As it happened, while the stadium was filling with spectators, the Brazilian team was playing a very tense overtime game against Chile in another city. So the security forces in the picture below were watching that game on a TV set inside a police van. I could have walked past carrying a bazooka.
We had good seats for the Colombia-Uruguay game. Here's a picture I took showing a player kicking the ball and another player falling down. This is the essence of soccer.
The crowd was overwhelmingly Colombian, and they were very happy, because their team won 2-0. Here are the people around me reacting to one of the goals.
We'd heard all kinds of scary stories about how dangerous Rio is, but so far we've felt safe everywhere. This could be because Jesus is watching over us.