Brazil: Blowup

Jobless workers on a rampage

The march had been planned as a peaceful demonstration to dramatize the plight of unemployed Brazilians. But as the procession of 1,000 made its way through the streets of Sāo Paulo last week, the mood suddenly turned ugly. Shouting "End the unemployment or we will stop Brazil!" a rampaging mob shattered windows in supermarkets, butcher shops and bakeries, stripping shelves bare of food. Other looters helped themselves to clothing, television sets and even 518 Ibs. of coffee from a delivery van. The rioting continued sporadically, spreading through...

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