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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...
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Report: How Rio is Trying to Retake ‘Favelas’

A recent report by Bandeirantes TV explores how the Brazilian military police are trying to retake the "favelas" in Rio de...
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Brazil Sends Army Troops into Rio’s Slums

Brazil sent troops and tanks into poor neighborhoods to help reinforce police units whose battles this week against criminal gangs have left 23 dead, numerous buses...
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Brazilian Police Launch Massive Raid of Rio’s ‘Favelas,’ Ten Captured

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday launched a massive air and ground operation in a score of shantytown neighborhoods known as "favelas" on the outskirts of...
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Uruguay’s Security Minister: “Feudalization” of Drug Trafficking

In an academic forum in Montevideo, Uruguay’s Interior Minister Eduardo Bonomi said the country is experiencing a “feudalization” of the criminal world in that...