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The Red Command (CV) is one of Brazil's main criminal forces, dominating drug trafficking in much of the country and recruiting thousands of members from prisons.

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ARGENTINA / 25 OCT 2022

Bolivia's cocaine trade is on the up. Originally a coca leaf cultivator, Bolivia has moved to cocaine production.

BRAZIL / 5 SEP 2022

Brazil's city of Rio de Janeiro is suffering a major security crisis, as gender and religion affect organized crime in…

BRAZIL / 30 MAY 2022

A continuing campaign of terror against Red Command neighborhoods in Rio has done little but kill dozens of people.

BOLIVIA / 10 FEB 2022

The gunning down of two Brazilian traffickers in a Bolivian border department is the latest example of spillover violence wrought…

BRAZIL / 27 JAN 2022

Residents in Rio de Janeiro's marginalized favelas are contending with yet another massive police operation promising to deliver a true…

BRAZIL / 17 JAN 2022

The death of a top Red Command leader near Rio de Janeiro raises questions about the success of coordinated attempts…

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