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Argentina Soccer Crime Case Shows Evolution of Hooligan Groups

A new round of arrests and charges in an unfolding racketeering case in Argentina involving a criminalized soccer fan club, or “barra brava,” points to these groups’ growing sophistication and capacity for violence…

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Argentina to Launch Crackdown on ‘Barras Bravas’ Soccer Gangs

Argentina’s incoming security secretary has called for the creation of an “elite force” targeting hardcore soccer fans known as “barras bravas,” illustrating the serious threat posed by gangs that have blurred the lines between sports hooliganism and organized crime…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime.