San Paulo prison riots
Updated Tuesday May 16
Prisoners hold a guard hostage with a knife at the Campo Mourao, in Parana, Brazil, on Monday, May 15, 2006. Masked men attacked bars, banks and police stations with machine guns. Gangs set buses on fire. Inmates at dozens of prisons took guards hostage in an unprecedented four-day wave of violence around South America's largest city that left more than 80 dead by Monday. (AP Photo/Dirceu Portugal-AGENCIA ESTADO)
Inmates sit at the windows of their jail cells at Guarulhos prison in Sao Paulo, May 15, 2006. Around 29 prison riots are going on around Sao Paulo state.
Burning Bus of the day
Members of the First Capital Command, known by its Portuguese initials PCC, riot on top of the Junqueiropolis penitentiary in Sao Paulo state, Brazil, Sunday, May 14, 2006. The signs read: 'PCC, peace, justice and liberty,' left, and 'against oppression,' right. (AP Photo/Alex Silva, Agencia Estado)
Shock troops members head towards the under-18 'Febem da Vila Maria' prison complex where a riot rose up in Sao Paulo, Brazil. .(AFP/Mauricio Lima)
A police officer stands near a police station destroyed by a bomb attack in Fransisco Morato, about 50 km (31 miles) northeast from Sao Paulo, Brazil May 14, 2006. At least 52 people, including 35 police officers, have been killed after a second night of organized gang attacks on police stations across the southeastern state of Sao Paulo, officials said REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker.