MEXICO: The Wayward Busnappers

In the history of gall, some 2,000 so-called students at the National University of Mexico posted a mark that is likely to stand for years. In as terrifying a week as Mexico City has seen in years, they burned or destroyed 10 buses, worth $120,000. immobilized the national capital and its 4,500,000 inhabitants, lobbed Molotov cocktails as casually as softballs, and defied Mexico's federal government. What's more, they got away with it.

The students did not even have a grievance. The trouble all started fortnight ago when the municipal government announced a ½¢ bus-fare increase to help pay for bus...

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