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ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 JAN 2013

The Brazilian military will now allow police and firefighters to buy powerful .45 caliber guns for personal use, raising fears over how the weapons will be used and where they…

BRAZIL / 4 JAN 2013

São Paulo authorities are now able to mandate the hospitalization of crack addicts, as part of the government's efforts to halt rising demand for the low-cost drug.

BRAZIL / 5 DEC 2012

A 10-hour conference call that gang members hosted from inside a São Paulo jail highlights how gang leaders in Brazil are able to directly conduct their "business" from the safety…

BOLIVIA / 28 NOV 2012

Anti-narcotics police in Bolivia have revealed that Brazil's PCC prison gang controls cocaine trafficking routes throughout the country, and are now on the hunt for a man they claim is…

BRAZIL / 27 NOV 2012

Brazilian police intelligence confirms that the PCC prison gang is expanding across the country from its São Paulo base, with members in two-thirds of the country's states, raising the question…

BRAZIL / 22 NOV 2012

São Paulo's secretary for public security has resigned, following criticism of his handling of a wave of gang-police violence in the Brazilian state.

BRAZIL / 19 NOV 2012

The Brazilian prison gang known as the First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital - PCC) reportedly infiltrated police training courses on explosives in São Paulo, where the criminal group is…

BRAZIL / 15 NOV 2012

As murders spike in São Paulo and police face off with the powerful prison gang known as the PCC, there are signs that that the unrest might have spread south…

BRAZIL / 6 NOV 2012

Brazilian authorities plan to transfer jailed gang members who are believed to be directing the recent surge in violence from their cells in São Paulo state prisons to federal prisons,…

BRAZIL / 29 OCT 2012

Murders in the Brazilian city of São Paulo are surging, with 20 homicides in a 24-hour period this weekend, marking one of the most violent days of recent years.

BRAZIL / 24 OCT 2012

Brazilian prison gang the PCC have grown into one of the country's biggest criminal groups and have been pushing their operations beyond their traditional stronghold of São Paulo in recent…

BOLIVIA / 17 JAN 2012

According to Bolivia's top drug official, there are no drug cartels inside the Andean nation but there are representatives from Colombian and Brazilian criminal groups.

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