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?
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I feel like I've heard something like this before - "In Brazil, Road Bandits Force Switch to Sea Shipping"
"In Brazil, Road Bandits Force Switch to Sea Shipping":