Police search residents in Paraisopolis favela, Sao Paulo
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Could São Paulo Police-Gang War Spread South?

As murders spike in São Paulo and police face off with the powerful prison gang known as the PCC, there are signs that that the unrest might have spread south to...
Sao Paulo police officers
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São Paulo to Combat Violence With Prisoner Transfer

Brazilian authorities plan to transfer jailed gang members who are believed to be directing the recent surge in violence from their cells in São Paulo state...
Police in Sao Paulo
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São Paulo Sees Bloodiest Night with 20 Murders

Murders in the Brazilian city of São Paulo are surging, with 20 homicides in a 24-hour period this weekend, marking one of the most violent days of recent...
A PCC prison riot in Junqueiropolis, Sao Paulo
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Brazil’s PCC Expanding Influence Throughout the Country

Brazilian prison gang the PCC have grown into one of the country's biggest criminal groups and have been pushing their operations beyond their traditional...
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Govt: No Cartels but ‘Emissaries’ in Bolivia

According to Bolivia's top drug official, there are no drug cartels inside the Andean nation but there are representatives from Colombian and Brazilian criminal...
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Paraguay Police on Trail of Brazil Gang Fugitives

Paraguayan police raided a ranch believed to have been used by a member of Brazilian drug gang the PCC, one of at least five who escaped from a prison close to the...
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São Paulo Gang Sells Drug Franchises: Police

Brazil's police have found evidence that São Paulo criminal group the PCC has developed complex mafia-like systems to control the drug trade, with registered...
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Brazil Drug Gangs Have Offices in Paraguay: Police

Brazilian police warned that Paraguay has become a base of operations for Brazil's criminal organizations, which are seeking to cut middlemen out of the drug trade...
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Paraguay Jail Break Highlights Leaky System

The escape of six alleged Brazilian gang members from a prison in Paraguay highlights the rampant corruption within the country’s penal...