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The term 'motoboy' in Sao Paulo is synonymous with an angry rebel, one of thousands of motorcycle couriers also known as 'cachorros loucos,' or 'mad dogs.' Most are totally reckless; drivers who don't give them the right of way will be cursed, kicked and likely lose their rear-view mirror to a motorcycle handlebar or gloved fist. At least three motoboys die each day in accidents, according to Brazilian authorities.

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