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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I feel like I've heard something like this before - "In Brazil, Road Bandits Force Switch to Sea Shipping"

Seems like that time when Somalia's roads became too dangerous for aid trucks and the aid was diverted to the sea shipping (and you know what happened after that . . .), except now it's in South America where BusinessWeek reports "In Brazil, Road Bandits Force Switch to Sea Shipping":
Companies . . . are braving port bottlenecks and longer shipping times to avoid Brazil’s highway network, where gangs armed with machine guns and rifles regularly steal goods, from copper to food, either by bribing drivers, using force, or even kidnapping family members of trucking staff. Almost 1 billion reais ($468 million) of cargo was stolen last year . . .
Does it feel as if civilization is slipping backwards?

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:35 AM

    It’s important to be alert to new possibilities as conditions change the employment spectrum?

    Shadow

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  2. The thugs are now in charge, as it alwas was, and always will be, when the Left takes control

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