Thursday, May 03, 2007

Rio's vigilantes

In this city of 6 million people, one of the world's most violent, "the police provide security for the rich" and "the militias are the security of the poor," said Marina Maggessi, a congresswoman and a former senior drug-control official. She has mixed feelings about the militias, saying they represent the "collapse of the state."
Expect more of the same worldwide.

State collapse is imminent, a piece at a time.

Full report.