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Police Links to Drug Trafficking Endemic in Paraguay

Nearly two dozen police officers in Paraguay are accused of protecting a transnational drug smuggling ring led by a Brazilian trafficker, providing renewed evidence...
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Brazil Govt Dismisses Prison Torture Despite Mounting Evidence

A damning report stating that federal agents systematically tortured prisoners in Brazil's northern state of Pará have found little attention from President Jair...
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PCC Boss Living in Lap of Luxury Reveals Group’s Rising Fortunes

André de Oliveira Macedo, a leader in Brazil's largest gang who was arrested in mid-September, was sitting on a fortune estimated at millions of dollars, showing...
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Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Gang Seeks to Grow Inside Brazil Prisons

Members of Venezuela's large and dangerous Tren del Aragua gang are actively trying to expand their group's influence in the Brazilian prisons where they are...
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What Explains Brazil’s Homicide Decline?

Brazil is the world's murder capital. No other country even comes close. That is why it was big news when the country's Minister...
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Paraguay Currency Exchanges Launder Vast Amounts of Brazil Drug Money

Brazilian criminal gangs were able to use official currency exchanges in Paraguay to launder over $1.5 billion in drug money, showing how the country continues to...
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Corrupt Paraguay Officials Allow Thriving Contraband Market Into Brazil

A series of raids have highlighted how widespread corruption among Paraguayan officials has allowed smugglers to operate with impunity along the Brazilian border,...
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Militia Tentacles Extend to Rural Areas of Brazil

New details about militias in Brazil’s rural areas reveal how these criminal groups have spread rapidly in strategic regions around the...
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Argentina’s Evolving Role in the Global Arms Trade

While the seizure of hundreds of high-powered weapons in Argentina and a subsequent investigation offer fresh clues about criminal dynamics in the infamous border...