As international oil companies bid for rights to explore a vast oil field off the Brazilian coast at an auction in a swanky Rio de Janeiro hotel, protesters massed outside and clashed with police. They were angry at the state selling off national assets to outside interests rather than licensing it to the country’s own companies.
Oct. 21, 2013
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Soldiers block access to the Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 21, 2013.