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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...
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PCC-‘Ndrangheta, the International Criminal Alliance Flooding Europe with Cocaine

The recent arrests of two members of the ‘Ndrangheta in São Paulo have further highlighted the increasingly close partnership between the Italian mafia and...
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Airport Heist Shows Growing Audacity of Brazil’s Cargo Thieves

Without firing a single shot, heavily-armed men disguised as police raided a São Paulo airport cargo terminal, making off with 720 kilograms of gold in two pickups...
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Northern Brazil Prison Massacre Suggests Shifting Criminal Dynamics

A gruesome prison massacre in northern Brazil has raised serious questions about potential shifts in criminal alliances in a highly strategic region of this South...
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Paraguay’s Underworld Fighting Back Against PCC in Brazil

The brutal murder of a Brazilian drug trafficker seemingly carried out by a Paraguayan gang has shown how escalating violence is impacting the border state of Mato...
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Serious Doubts Surround Alleged EPP Attack in Paraguay

Paraguay’s Attorney General’s Office has attributed the recent murder of a farmhand to the country’s main guerrilla group, the Paraguayan People’s Army, but...