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MAP - Drugnews - Brazil

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Published: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:25:04 -0700

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Brazil: Drug War Rages In Rio, Beyond Olympics' Glow

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 12 Aug 2016 - RIO DE JANEIRO - Fans were lining up to watch an American beach volleyball duo square off against Mexico on the alluring sands of Copacabana Beach. But across town, far from the Olympic excitement, the crackling of gun battles echoed through the colossal favelas that envelop Rio de Janeiro's hillsides.

Brazil: Brazil Reaches Across Border To Battle Source Of Cocaine

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 08:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 03 Dec 2012 - TABATINGA, Brazil-Two Brazilian police bolted from a helicopter in Peru's Amazon jungle on a recent day with a squad of Peruvian commandos. Cracks of gunfire shook the forest before the group captured and destroyed a secret cocaine lab. The Brazilians had the legal status of unarmed observers during the Aug. 19 raid led by Peru's elite antidrug police.

Brazil: Brazil's Emerging Market: Crack

Sat, 21 Jan 2012 08:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 21 Jan 2012 - Hampered in the U.S., Drug Traffickers Find a Replacement; Skeletal 'Zombies' Rule Sao Paulo's Cracolandia After Dark. SAO PAULO, Brazil--A crack cocaine outbreak reminiscent of the one that devastated U.S. inner cities in the 1980s is starting to take hold in this South American nation, as drug traffickers facing more difficulty selling into the U.S. are pioneering markets elsewhere.

Brazil: Uncontacted Amazon Indian Tribe Missing After Attack

Tue, 09 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 09 Aug 2011 - One of the world's last uncontacted Indian tribes in the Amazon rainforest is nowhere to be found after a guard post protecting the indigenous clan was attacked by suspected drug traffickers, Brazilian authorities say. A preliminary survey of the tribe's lands near the Envira River on the western Brazil-Peru border by government officials has revealed no trace of the tribe, the existence of which was made public in February with the release of rare aerial photographs.

Brazil: After Operation, Rio's Forces Greeted by Wariness

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 10 Dec 2010 - RIO DE JANEIRO -- Flanked by officers holding assault rifles, Jose Mariano Beltrame, Rio's security chief, strolled through the streets of Complexo do Alemao, just days after the police and military had stormed the notoriously dangerous slum and retaken it by force. It was a historic walk, the first time he had set foot in the slum in years, underscoring this city's newfound willingness to wrest away areas of the city that have been violent refuges for drug gangs for more than three decades.

Brazil: Brazilian Forces Claim Victory in Gang Haven

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 29 Nov 2010 - RIO DE JANEIRO -- In a quick and decisive military sweep, Brazilian security forces seized control of this city's most notorious slum on Sunday, claiming victory in a weeklong battle against drug gangs that has claimed dozens of lives. By early afternoon the military police had raised the flags of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro atop a building on the highest hill in the Alemao shantytown complex, providing a rare moment of catharsis and celebration in a decades-long battle to rid this city's violent slums of drug gangs.

Brazil: Brazil Military Says It Cornered Rio Drug Gangs

Sat, 27 Nov 2010 08:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 27 Nov 2010 - RIO DE JANEIRO -- Police and Brazilian Army soldiers, struggling to take control of a second huge slum complex here, were fired on by drug gangs on Friday, but by nightfall they had managed to trap the traffickers inside, a military spokesman said. Friday's activity, at the Alemao complex of shantytowns, which is home to about 400,000 residents and considered by many to be the most violent of the city's slums, is a response to the latest eruption of gang violence, which began Sunday, as well as an effort by the Brazilian authorities to show that they can secure the city well in advance of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

Brazil: Two Brazilian Police Die In Clash With Drug Smugglers

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 08:00:00 GMT

Latin American Herald-Tribune, 17 Nov 2010 - RIO DE JANEIRO -- Two Brazilian federal police officers were killed and a third badly wounded Wednesday in a battle with drug traffickers in the Amazon region, authorities said. The shooting erupted in the wee hours when the crew of a police launch tried to board a suspected smuggling boat headed east on the Solimoes River, a tributary of the Amazon.

Brazil: RP Embassy In Brazil Warns Filipinos Of Drug

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Manila Times, 04 Nov 2010 - The Philippine embassy in Brazil warned Filipinos against being victimized as drug mules in light of the arrest of a Filipino woman found with 5 kilos of cocaine in the South American country, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. The alleged 5kg of cocaine were found hidden in her luggage with false bottoms at the Guarulhos International Airport by Brazilian Federal Police on August 19. But during the investigation, the woman told police officers that she bought the bag in the middle of the street in San Paolo. She also said that she intends to sell the bags when she came back in the Philippines.