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Rio’s Turnaround: The Next Phase

With some of Rio de Janeiro's most crime-ridden favelas under police occupation, the next step is to build solid institutions to make sure the progress sticks,...
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Brazil Police Seize 18,000 Ecstasy Pills

Federal Police found 18,000 ecstasy tablets in north Brazil, in the country's largest synthetic drug seizeure so far this year, according to O Globo...
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Brazil Arrests 14 Police ‘Members of Militia Group’

At least 14 current and former policemen were arrested in Rio de Janeiro in an operation aimed at taking down a militia group, including high ranking officers...
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Vehicle Amnesty Drives Up Car Trafficking in Bolivia

Legalization and amnesty have led to illicit trafficking and organized crime in Bolivia. We’re not talking about drugs or weapons or people. This is about...
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‘Hitman Linked to Brazil Gangs Arrested in Bolivia’

Authorities said they had arrested a hitman with links to Comando Vermelho, one of Brazil’s most dangerous gangs, in the department of Santa Cruz,...
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Brazil Arrests 23 ‘Cocaine Mules’ Traveling to Angola

Some 23 Nigerian nationals were arrested in Brazil's São Paulo airport, where they were trying to take a flight to Angola. They were allegedly carrying large...
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Brazil Plans to Dispose of Seized Goods, Reduce Corruption

Brazil's government is considering changing the law so that contraband seized on the borders need not be stored by the state for the duration of court cases against...
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Brazil Police Say Sea Is New Arms Trafficking Frontier

Brazil’s Federal Police say that arms traffickers are using new routes to get weapons into the country, with entry through sea ports now just as important as land...
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40 Prisoners Escape Brazil Police Station Through Tunnel

At least 40 prisoners escaped using a tunnel dug 10 meters deep under the wall of a police station in Curitiba, south...