SAO PAULO — With the growing insecurity on Brazilian streets and highways, the country has become a world leader in the sale of bullet-proof passenger cars. The middle class, which cannot afford to buy a brand new armor-plated Mercedes-Benz, is buying substitutes: used bullet-proof cars that currently cost US$15,000 to US$20,000. Some dealers facilitate payments in 36 months. In Sao Paulo, alone, a dealer sells one bullet-proof car every two days. The Safer System dealership says it ...

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