‘There’s No Law on the Amazon’: River Pirates Terrorize Ships by Nigh

By SIMON ROMERO MACAPÁ, Brazil — The pirates of the Amazon River relish striking after nightfall. Wearing balaclavas, 15 of the marauders stormed Merinaldo Paiva’s riverboat as dozens of his passengers dozed in their hammocks. Suddenly, they woke to find rifles pointed at their heads. The gunmen took cash, jewelry, smartphones, fuel and even food, […]