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Turf Dispute Breaks North Brazil Gang Pact, Opening Door for PCC

Two of Brazil’s most important criminal groups have ended a three-year truce and are now fighting for control over a strategic drug trafficking route in the...
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Brazil Police, Politician Tied to High-Profile Rio Activist’s Murder

New witness testimony suggests the high-profile assassination of a city councilwoman and her driver in Brazil was a coordinated plot among military police, militia...
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New Arrests Expand Brazil’s Already Massive Anti-Corruption Drive

A new wave of arrests is continuing to expand the scope of Brazil’s wide-reaching anti-corruption probes, but the growing number of cases will likely move slowly...
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Spate of Murders in Brazil Shines Spotlight on Militia Phenomenon

A recent string of militia-linked murders in Brazil is sparking increased public discussion about the widespread presence and power of these criminal groups,...
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Leaders Beset by Graft Scandals to Talk Corruption at Regional Summit

The 2018 Summit of the Americas will likely see many uncomfortable conversions between nervous politicians -- and perhaps a heavy dose of hypocrisy -- thanks to the...
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Brazil Ex-President to Be Jailed After Losing Another Judicial Battle

Brazil's highest court has rejected a petition by former President Luis Inácio “Lula” da Silva seeking to stay out of jail as he continues his fight against a...
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Rio Residents Support Military Intervention, but Doubt It Will Help

Residents of Rio de Janeiro say they support the use of the military as a measure to tackle rising rates of violence in Brazil's second-biggest city, but they have...
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Weekly InSight: Latin America’s Odebrecht Scandal Just Keeps Growing

In our March 29 Facebook Live session, Managing Editor Josefina Salomón and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed recent developments in a seemingly never-ending...
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Unregulated Private Security Firms Fuel LatAm Crime, Violence: Report

A new report says that a lack of regulation of private security companies in Latin America is having negative impacts on security and at times facilitates criminal...