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With the rise in violence against political leaders and other people of means in many Latin American countries, armored cars are increasingly popular. At a plant in Cagua, Venezuela, armored cars are assembled that include bullet-resistant windows (top) and interior adaptations (center and above) of the car's body. Esteban Papp, who sells materials for the industry in Venezuela, said he saw a Jeep that took at least six bullets in its back window and door in an attack. The metal was dented and the glass broke, but not a single shot penetrated and the driver escaped safely.  (Associated Press)

With the rise in violence against political leaders and other people of means in many Latin American countries, armored cars are increasingly popular. At a plant in Cagua, Venezuela, armored cars are assembled that include bullet-resistant windows (top) and interior adaptations (center and above) of the car's body. Esteban Papp, who sells materials for the industry in Venezuela, said he saw a Jeep that took at least six bullets in its back window and door in an attack. The metal was dented and the glass broke, but not a single shot penetrated and the driver escaped safely. (Associated Press)

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