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Is Gang War in Brazil Behind Recent Violence in Paraguay?

A recent spate of violence on the border between Brazil and Paraguay suggests a battle for control of drug trafficking routes in the area, but it remains unclear whether the killings are related to a wider gang war that has roiled Brazil in recent months…

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Killing on Brazil-Paraguay Border Is Latest Sign of Narco War

The murder of a convicted drug kingpin’s brother on the border between Brazil and Paraguay is the latest indication of an ongoing battle for control of lucrative drug trafficking routes in the area, which is well known for violence and corruption linked to the narcotics trade…

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Latest Brazil Prison Riot Signals Emerging Security Crisis

A new round of violence in Brazil‘s prisons is reviving concerns that ongoing problems in the penitentiary system could have implications for the country’s broader security situation…

This article was co-authored with Randall Ramos and Parker Asmann. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Brazil Gang War Sparks Prison Violence, Could Spill onto Streets

Brazil’s two most powerful criminal organizations have broken a long-standing alliance and are fighting each other in a battle that authorities warn could spill onto the streets of Latin America’s most populous nation…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime.