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Wealthy Traffickers Tapping into Brazil's Middle Class Drug Market

Wealthy Traffickers Tapping into Brazil's Middle Class Drug Market

Wealthy educated youth are increasingly involved in drug trafficking in Brazil, a phenomenon likely linked to a growing internal middle class market. Read more

Brazil country profile

Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, has seen some important security advances in recent years, taking dozens of communities in Rio de Janeiro from criminal gangs through its innovative UPP security program.

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First Capital Command - PCC

First Capital Command - PCC

The First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital - PCC) was inspired by the Red... Read more

Red Command

Red Command

The Red Command (Comando Vermelho) is Brazil’s oldest criminal group, created in a Rio de... Read more

Amigos dos Amigos

Amigos dos Amigos

Amigos dos Amigos is a criminal group based in Rio de Janeiro, set up by... Read more

Pure Third Command

Pure Third Command

The Pure Third Command (Terceiro Comando Puro - TCP) can be traced back to a... Read more

Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, alias 'Nem'

Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, alias 'Nem'

Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, alias “Nem” led the Amigos dos Amigos gang in Rocinha, a... Read more

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