Murders, robberies of drivers in Brazil force Uber to rethink cash strategy

By Stephen Eisenhammer and Brad Haynes SAO PAULO (Reuters) – On a Thursday night last September, Uber driver Osvaldo Luis Modolo Filho accepted a ride request from a teenage couple on the eastern edge of Sao Paulo, to be paid in cash. A few blocks from their destination, the passengers – who hailed the ride on the Uber app with a false name – drew two blue-handled kitchen knives. Uber said Modolo Filho was its first driver to be murdered in Brazil.

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