"While Brazilians live with levels of poverty and violence that
mark them as Third World citizens, they are emerging as
trailblazers in the kind of high technology that's propelling many
First World economies.
"Evolving fields such as open-source software, online banking
and social networking through the Internet are finding a welcome
home in this nation of more than 180 million people. So are legions
of sophisticated hackers, who regularly make international
headlines with their exploits..."