THE PONZI REVOLUTION

ALBANIANS, INFURIATED BY THEIR LOSSES IN A HUGE SWINDLE, TURN VIOLENTLY AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT

The front line in Albania's armed rebellion begins about 25 miles north of the Adriatic port city of Vlora. There, posted across a series of low ridges, about 100 men and boys in civilian clothes, armed with rifles and machine guns, keep watch over the main coastal road, halting the few cars on the move, checking documents and asking questions. The tall man in charge of the group is Krenar Hoxha, who says, "We are waiting in the hills to repel the army of Berisha." Young insurgents fire their weapons into the air and shout, "Down with Berisha."

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