The car of a U.S. Vice-Consul to Brazil, Mr. Francis Lambert, was on Wednesday firebombed?
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SV TILT DOWN TO Car
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CU Bonnet of car, shattered windscreen.
SV PAN Burnt-out car
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Background: The car of a U.S. Vice-Consul to Brazil, Mr. Francis Lambert, was on Wednesday firebombed and completely destroyed, as it stood parked outside his home in Sao Paulo.
The incident, together with attacks on buses as a protest against higher fares earlier in the week, came at a time when official circles were beginning to believe that terrorism in major Brazilian cities was on the wane. Federal Police recently caught and shot terrorist leader Carlos Lamarca.
SYNOPSIS: After Federal Police in Brazil recently caught and shot terrorist leader Carlos Lamarca, there has been a widespread belief in official circles that terrorism in general is on the wane.
Nevertheless this car belonging to a U.S. Vice-Consul in Sao Paulo, parked outside his home, was firebombed on Wednesday. The Vice-Consul himself, Mr. Francis Lambert, was not in the car at the time. The car was completely burned out.
In other violent incidents on the first of November, terrorists shot and killed an army corporal as they set fire to a local bus, according to the Brazil News Agency, Jornal do Brasil. Police believe the attacks on the buses are a protest against higher transport fares, which some say are hitting the poor hard.