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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.

PARAGUAY / 3 AUG 2011

Paraguayan police raided a ranch believed to have been used by a member of Brazilian drug gang the PCC, one of at least five who escaped from a prison close…

BRAZIL / 6 JUL 2011

Brazil's police have found evidence that São Paulo criminal group the PCC has developed complex mafia-like systems to control the drug trade, with registered selling points and records of transactions.

AMIGOS DOS AMIGOS / 19 MAY 2011

Brazilian police warned that Paraguay has become a base of operations for Brazil's criminal organizations, which are seeking to cut middlemen out of the drug trade that goes through the…

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