Armored Cars in Latin America

In Latin American, the affluent are increasingly shielding their cars as a precaution against violence.

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    In this photo taken Nov. 18, 2011, men assemble a brand new armored car in Cagua, Venezuela. According to Horacio Zuniga, business manager of the Bogota-based glass manufacturer Glassek, Venezuela is the Latin American country with the biggest growth in sales of bullet-resistant windows. Venezuelans are coping with increasing numbers of abductions, robberies and killings, driven at least in part by ineffective law enforcement that allows the vast majority of crimes to go unsolved and unpunished.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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    In this photo taken Nov. 18, 2011, a man installs a bullet resistance window on a brand new armored car in Cagua, Venezuela. According to Horacio Zuniga, business manager of the Bogota-based glass manufacturer Glassek, Venezuela is the Latin American country with the biggest growth in sales of bullet-resistant windows. Venezuelans are coping with increasing numbers of abductions, robberies and killings, driven at least in part by ineffective law enforcement that allows the vast majority of crimes to go unsolved and unpunished. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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    In this photo taken Nov. 18, 2011, a man installs a bullet resistance window on a brand new armored car in Cagua, Venezuela. According to Horacio Zuniga, business manager of the Bogota-based glass manufacturer Glassek, Venezuela is the Latin American country with the biggest growth in sales of bullet-resistant windows. Venezuelans are coping with increasing numbers of abductions, robberies and killings, driven at least in part by ineffective law enforcement that allows the vast majority of crimes to go unsolved and unpunished. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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    In this photo taken Nov. 18, 2011, a man cuts Klevar, a bullet resistance material that will be used on a brand new armored car in Cagua, Venezuela. According to Horacio Zuniga, business manager of the Bogota-based glass manufacturer Glassek, Venezuela is the Latin American country with the biggest growth in sales of bullet-resistant windows. Venezuelans are coping with increasing numbers of abductions, robberies and killings, driven at least in part by ineffective law enforcement that allows the vast majority of crimes to go unsolved and unpunished. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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    In this photo taken Nov. 18, 2011, a man assembles a brand new armored car in Cagua, Venezuela. According to Horacio Zuniga, business manager of the Bogota-based glass manufacturer Glassek, Venezuela is the Latin American country with the biggest growth in sales of bullet-resistant windows. Venezuelans are coping with increasing numbers of abductions, robberies and killings, driven at least in part by ineffective law enforcement that allows the vast majority of crimes to go unsolved and unpunished.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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