Nine cents have been enough to make tens of thousands of Brazilians cry foul for a week.
For the demonstrators who have transformed streets in Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte into protest battlegrounds, it isn't so much that the price of a bus ticket went up from 3.00 to 3.20 reais ($1.38 to $1.47).
The small bump in fare was the straw that broke the camel's back in a much larger issue, and protesters plan to march again Tuesday to vent their anger.
Though it's nothing new for WikiLeaks to publish information belonging to a private company, Monday's release of Stratfor e-mails might be¬†an indication that for the first time, Anonymous¬†and WikiLeaks¬†have worked together. And that could have legal consequences for WikiLeaks' editor Julian Assange, experts say.
In December, Anonymous¬†claimed¬†it had hacked Stratfor, the Austin, Texas-based private company¬†that produces intelligence reports for clients. On Monday, WikiLeaks¬†began releasing 5 million e-mails it said belonged to Stratfor that reveal, WikiLeaks¬†says, a litany of injustices by the company.¬†WikiLeaks¬†is calling the¬†leak¬†The Global Intelligence Files.
WikiLeaks has not said where it got the e-mails. Anonymous, an amorphous group of hackers worldwide,¬† is claiming¬†on Twitter and on other social media that they gave it to the site. Numerous media outlets such as the Washington Post¬†and Wired¬†are reporting the partnership.
"Their [WikiLeaks¬†and Anonymous] working together made sense. Anonymous did the hack, had the stuff and in the end decided that someone else would be better-suited to comb through this and release it," said Gregg Housh, who acts as a spokesperson for Anonymous. "Anonymous¬†just didn't have the ability to go through all the e-mails themselves. This was a happy partnership.¬†WikiLeaks did such an awesome job categorizing the [State Department] cables."