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Armed groups take over São Paulo's countryside (Brazil)

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posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:04 PM
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Couldn't find an article in English, sorry.

Apparently, groups of bandits armed with (supposedly powerful) rifles went to a small town and, during twenty minutes or so, took money from ATMs. They shot towards the sky to scare the police away and, once they were done, left. This has been happening to some towns for some time now.

The cops claim that they can't defend themselves against those groups, because their bulletproof vests won't stop the rifles' bullets, and that many of them end up having to hide so that they won't be killed. Now, they are told to stay in front of banks from dusk to dawn, which they say makes it even more dangerous to them.

Here's a map of the region (the big dots are where this has happened - sometimes more than once):



Here's an article in Portuguese.




posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: LukeDAP

I wonder if this is associated with what is happening ? www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:10 PM
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Who are these men?
Do they have a political motive or are they just plain bandidos....?
The idea of a Brazilian revolution in the making sounds like another El Salvador situation to me.....
Perhaps the drought has caused greater hardship to the people there than advertised?



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: LukeDAP

I wonder if this is associated with what is happening ? www.abovetopsecret.com...


Huh, I hadn't heard of that, interesting!

I found something about it now and I don't think it's related, though. Those attacks have been happening for a couple months now, while this outbreak happened last week... and also, it's kinda far. The attacks are happening in SP, a bit close to MG, while the outbreak happened in MT.



I'd say it's just a coincidence... messed up stuff happening all over the country and all, I guess?



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: stirling
Who are these men?
Do they have a political motive or are they just plain bandidos....?
The idea of a Brazilian revolution in the making sounds like another El Salvador situation to me.....
Perhaps the drought has caused greater hardship to the people there than advertised?


Just bandits, there doesn't seem to be any political motive, just good ol' "we want easy money, and we want it now"...

I honestly don't see a revolution happening here anytime soon. There's a big case going on at the moment, corruption inside Petrobras, and many people dislike our President (as in, about half the country), but I predict no revolutions.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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My impression of Brazil is one of a tight stranglehold on the country by an elite class of wealthy landowners and industrialists (perhaps the same people\)
Of police kidnapping street urchins and killing them off, and general corruption like Mexico and other SA countries....
Perhaps I am dead wrong, but I get the impression of oppressed majority and a rich beyond dreams of avarice minority clinging to power.....
The pressure may be mounting for a social earthquake down there, though these are merely the foreshocks....so to speak...
I really haven't researched these conclusions in great depth so could be way off the mark.....
Armed groups looting town banks smacks of some heavy blowback on the governments social or fiscal policies....



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 01:21 PM
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That`s no surprise with Brazil its economy collapsing.

Brazil's Economy Just Imploded

Brazil's Economy Is On The Verge Of Total Collapse

Brazil is the B in BRICS, and they are under attack because they are threat to the Petrodollar.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 08:50 PM
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originally posted by: stirling
My impression of Brazil is one of a tight stranglehold on the country by an elite class of wealthy landowners and industrialists (perhaps the same people\)
Of police kidnapping street urchins and killing them off, and general corruption like Mexico and other SA countries....
Perhaps I am dead wrong, but I get the impression of oppressed majority and a rich beyond dreams of avarice minority clinging to power.....
The pressure may be mounting for a social earthquake down there, though these are merely the foreshocks....so to speak...
I really haven't researched these conclusions in great depth so could be way off the mark.....
Armed groups looting town banks smacks of some heavy blowback on the governments social or fiscal policies....


I myself have watched and read plenty about the government allowing, basically backing, the police in oppressing the crap out of the poor and dark skinned in that country. Also, plenty of the favela gangs in that country actually have strict rules against committing crimes against civilians, help out with various neighborhood needs, and act as the neighborhoods local militia against a police force that is extremely brutal, corrupt, and will most likely kill someone simply as a displlay of fear and dominance, whenever they invade a favela.

There are an untold number of cases of cops taking innocent people into custody, and killing them. Just for watevs. The government, media, and selfish middle class in that country will say that the police are tired and overworked from all the crime and laws protecting underage criminals, so they get justifiably upset, and end up killing anyone.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: LukeDAP

Just today, the Daily Mail reported that beach goers are being robbed en mass on Brazil beaches. Evidently, same tactic more or less gangs swoop down and rob everyone in the area.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 09:25 PM
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This is an example of what can happen in a country when the rich get richest and the poor get poorest. Brazil is the world's poster child for income inequality.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 09:40 PM
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Well then we should examine how it got that way. Brazil generally divides itself between a nationalist statist party and social democracy party. Both are going to favor big government interventionalist programs over private property and free markets.

If you want to know why the wealth gap has grown, that might be your first clue, and if you want to know why our wealth gap is growing, you might see where our own policies have gone.



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