All About Brazil

BRAZIL / 1 SEP 2011

Rio de Janeiro police struck a blow against the Justice League, a militia led by jailed ex-politicians, arresting five people, including three former military police officers.

BRAZIL / 31 AUG 2011

Sky-high rates of car theft in São Paulo are fueled by an international car trafficking industry that reportedly funds Brazil's drug and weapons trades.

BRAZIL / 26 AUG 2011

A land activist was shot dead in the Brazilian state of Para, apparently by hired killers, in the sixth killing which has been linked to land conflict in the region…

BRAZIL / 24 AUG 2011

The murder of a Brazilian judge by the mafia that runs illegal public transport in a Rio suburb draws attention to the links between death squads, the police, and providers…

BRAZIL / 23 AUG 2011

The latest anti-crime initiative in Brazil involves interactive websites where citizens can anonymously report crimes, which are placed on a map to show the areas of greatest risk.

ARGENTINA / 19 AUG 2011

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 Argentina.

BRAZIL / 18 AUG 2011

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 Judge Patricia…

BRAZIL / 15 AUG 2011

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 facing judicial authorities across Brazil.

BRAZIL / 12 AUG 2011

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 the…

BOLIVIA / 11 AUG 2011

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 new threats to their operations inside…

BOLIVIA / 11 AUG 2011

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 cities.

BRAZIL / 9 AUG 2011

An isolated indigenous tribe in the Brazilian Amazon is coming under threat from drug traffickers, according to Brazil's National Indian Foundation.

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