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Anti-Police Riots in Rio Deepen Brazil World Cup Security Concerns

Anti-Police Riots in Rio Deepen Brazil World Cup Security Concerns

Rio de Janeiro's tourist hotspot of Copacabana has been hit by rioting and gunfights after residents of a nearby favela accused pacification police of beating a man to death, raising further questions about Brazil's security... 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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Red Command

Red Command

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

First Capital Command - PCC

First Capital Command - PCC

The First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital - PCC) was inspired by the Red... 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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Caribbean Cocaine Trafficking Continues Rise: US Officials

Caribbean Cocaine Trafficking Continues Rise: US Officials

The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US officials, adding weight to the persistent warnings that traffickers are seeking new routes as...

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Much Ado about Mexico, the State

Much Ado about Mexico, the State

A new report examines the clamor over insecurity and the government's insufficient response in Mexico's largest state, and finds that reality and security priorities do not always overlap.

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Mexico Drug Boss Capture Casts Doubt Over Official Favoritism Talk

Mexico Drug Boss Capture Casts Doubt Over Official Favoritism Talk

Authorities in Mexico have captured a man described as the second in command of the Beltran Leyva Organization, signaling the government's continued pursuit of cartel decapitation and undermining rumors the administration favors the BLO.

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