I wrote some time ago about DVD piracy in Peru, and why its not all that wrong. Unfortunately, the United States, itself pressured by Holywood, puts considerable pressure on poor countries to use policing resources that are probably best used elsewhere to catch the evil pirates.
Not long ago I took these photos of an attempted police raid on the Polvos Rosados market. In the end nothing happened due to the resistance of the stall holders who blocked the door and were throwing small objects. The police obviously didn’t consider using force against the badly behaving stall holders an option and eventually moved on. This is not the first time it has occured, and probably won’t be the last.