All About Brazil

ARGENTINA / 4 AUG 2011

Bolivia is set to install a radar security system on its border to better monitor its airspace and fight drug trafficking.

BRAZIL / 3 AUG 2011

For the second time in a month, São Paulo police arrested a large group allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine to Angola, in a sign of southern Africa's importance as transit…

BRAZIL / 3 AUG 2011

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, explains Rio-based blogger Julia…

BRAZIL / 28 JUL 2011

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 newspaper.

BRAZIL / 27 JUL 2011

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 accused of leading…

BOLIVIA / 22 JUL 2011

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 cars.

BOLIVIA / 21 JUL 2011

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, Bolivia.

BRAZIL / 20 JUL 2011

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 quantities of cocaine.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 19 JUL 2011

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 alleged traffickers.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 15 JUL 2011

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 routes.

BRAZIL / 11 JUL 2011

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

BOLIVIA / 7 JUL 2011

Brazil will soon start deploying unmanned aircraft into Bolivian airspace as part of an agreement with La Paz to fight the drug trafficking and organized crime that plague their mutual…

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