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Crack Cocaine on the Rise in Brazil, Argentina

While crack cocaine has declined in popularity in the U.S., its use is increasing in Latin America, spreading to non-coca producing countries like Brazil and...
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Rio Cracks Down on Gangs Suspected of Judge’s Murder

Rio de Janeiro authorities carried out a large operation to combat a group known as the "Mafia of the Vans," which was allegedly involved in the assassination of...
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Militias Blamed for Murder of Brazil Judge

The assassination of a Rio de Janeiro criminal judge, known for handling cases against the city's powerful urban militias, has called attention to the threats...
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Brazil May Extend Border Security Pact to Peru

Less than a week after approving a border security plan with Colombia, Brazil signaled that it would like to extend the security initiative to another partner in...
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Bolivia’s Most Infamous Narco Family Faces New Threats

The Rosales, perhaps Bolivia's version of Mexico's Arellano Felix family, a closeknit group of siblings allegedly involved in drug trafficking, appear to be facing...
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Bolivia To Hire More Anti-Drug Prosecutors

Bolivia will boost the number of anti-drug prosecutors in the country from 43 to 60, including 11 new posts that will be established in border...
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Brazil Indigenous Tribe Under Threat from Drug Traffickers

An isolated indigenous tribe in the Brazilian Amazon is coming under threat from drug traffickers, according to Brazil's National Indian...
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Bolivia to Install Radar System on Borders

Bolivia is set to install a radar security system on its border to better monitor its airspace and fight drug...
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Brazil Arrests Point to Southern Africa Cocaine Trade

For the second time in a month, São Paulo police arrested a large group allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine to Angola, in a sign of southern Africa's importance as...