This past week has been the scene of great violence in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The events have traits of the past and show a possible future for
Coming Anarchy has a great rundown of the genesis of the violence but here is the jest of the problem. The Brazilian government has begun a crackdown against the First Command of Capital (PCC), a violent gang that uses money raised from crime and member dues to bribe police, judges, and politicians. When police were transporting several leaders to jail the PCC launched a raid against police stations and killed several cops. The violence is spinning out of control as over 150 people have been killed as police and the PCC turn one of the largest cities in the world into a battleground.
So what will happen in
There are lessons for the future from