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 beÂ an indication that for the first time, AnonymousÂ and WikiLeaksÂ have worked together. And that could have legal consequences for WikiLeaks' editor Julian Assange, experts say.
In December, AnonymousÂ claimedÂ it had hacked Stratfor, the Austin, Texas-based private companyÂ that produces intelligence reports for clients. On Monday, WikiLeaksÂ began releasing 5 million e-mails it said belonged to Stratfor that reveal, WikiLeaksÂ says, a litany of injustices by the company.Â WikiLeaksÂ is calling theÂ leakÂ The Global Intelligence Files.
WikiLeaks has not said where it got the e-mails. Anonymous, an amorphous group of hackers worldwide,Â is claimingÂ on Twitter and on other social media that they gave it to the site. Numerous media outlets such as the Washington PostÂ and WiredÂ are reporting the partnership.
"Their [WikiLeaksÂ 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. "AnonymousÂ just didn't have the ability to go through all the e-mails themselves. This was a happy partnership.Â WikiLeaks did such an awesome job categorizing the [State Department] cables."