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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 Command (Comando Vermelho). Both criminal organizations were formed by prisoners as self-protection groups in Brazil’s brutal prison system. The PCC arose in São Paulo in the 1990s, and has fought a bloody ongoing feud with police in the city. The group, now the largest and best-organized criminal organization in Brazil, is believed to have members in two-thirds of the country's states, and controls drug trafficking routes between Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

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Brazilian Organized Crime and Corrupt Politicians: Drug Trafficking in Paraguay

Brazilian Organized Crime and Corrupt Politicians: Drug Trafficking in Paraguay

Police raids against leaders of Brazil's PCC gang in Paraguay and a breaking narco-politics scandal have again turned the spotlight on the role of Brazilian organized crime and official corruption in the evolution of Paraguay as a drug trafficking hub. Read More

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