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Brazil Cleans Up Police As Well As Slums

Rio de Janeiro has named its first female police chief after a purge of the city's civil force revealed widespread corruption, as the struggle continues to pacify...
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RawFeed: A Push for Peace in Rio de Janeiro

A blogger in Rio de Janeiro gives an on-the-ground view of some of the security advances in the the city's favelas, even as other problems – a still-powerful drug...
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Bolivia and Brazil Unite Efforts in Drug War

The Brazilian and Bolivian police are starting joint anti-drug operations, an acknowledgement of the scale of the cross border problem, perhaps heralding a new...
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Prisoners Schemed to Kidnap Lula’s Son: Colombian Trafficker

A Colombian drug trafficker told Brazilian police of a plan to kidnap former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's...
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Brazilian Prison System on Verge of Collapse

An editorial published Monday outlines the imminent collapse of Brazil's penitentiary system that cannot keep up with the higher number of Civil Police (PC) and...
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Fmr Brazil Security Minister: ‘It’s No Longer About Going in, Killing and Leaving’

InSight Crime translates and reprints parts of an interview Argentina's Página 12 did recently with Tarso Genro, the governor of Rio Grande do Sul, and former...
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Bolivia Announces Drug Trafficking Summit with Peru and Brazil

Bolivian government spokesperson, Sacha Llorenti, announced yesterday that Peru, Bolivia and Brazil all plan to hold a meeting to coordinate future policies in the...
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WikiLeaks: US Worried About Islamic Militants In Tri-border Region

In a cable sent to the US Embassy in Asunción, released by WikiLeaks, US officials outline the "need" to obtain information about Islamic militant activity, its...
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Report: Rio’s Fight Against Drug Gangs Continues

Brazil's police and military are continuing their crackdown on Rio's powerful organized criminal...