Americas

That roar in the jungle is 15,000 motorbikes

The sweltering Brazilian Amazon outpost of Tabatinga is a border town on the move — on two motorized wheels. During the afternoon rush hour, its main avenue is a sea of scooters and motorcycles. Whole families pile onto a single scooter, even families of five: husband, wife and three children. Mothers breastfeed infants while fathers navigate a road nearly uncluttered by traffic signals.

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