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Residents of Rio de Janeiro say they support the use of the military as a measure to tackle rising... ReadLeer
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Rio Residents Support Military Intervention, but Doubt It Will Help

It’s been a month since Brazil’s President Michel Temer signed a decree authorizing the... ReadLeer
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A Month In, Brazil Military Deployment in Rio Shows Potential and Risk

A recent series of audacious robberies by heavily armed gangs in Brazil suggests crime groups are... ReadLeer
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Brazil Thieves Growing Bolder With Heavily Armed Robberies

Even without significant investment in border security, weapons and narcotics seizures along... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Rising Brazil Border Seizures Troubling Sign for the Region

A recent eco-trafficking bust in Bolivia involving Chinese nationals demonstrates how the ongoing... ReadLeer
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Bolivia Bust Shows Demand for Wildlife in China

Several top officials in Brazil have floated the idea of expanding the use of federal military... ReadLeer
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Brazil Officials Propose Expanding Military Role in ‘War’ on Crime

Brazil’s biggest annual celebration came to a close amid several indications of deepening... ReadLeer
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At Rio Carnival, Crime and Corruption Overshadow Brazil’s Biggest Party

Cigarettes manufactured by a firm belonging to the family of Paraguay's president have once again... ReadLeer
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Arrests Again Point to Paraguay President’s Contraband Cigarettes

An appeals court in Brazil has upheld the conviction on corruption charges of former President... ReadLeer
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Brazil Ex-President’s Conviction Upheld, But System Still Favors Elites