Informal Buyers and Sellers

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Ricardo Swire

Not long ago an internal security law enforcement tactical team seized a valuable supply of high-powered rifles at Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, the weaponry was shipped from Miami, Florida on the Atlantic coast.

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Drug Trafficking Organizational Growth

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Ricardo Swire

Brazil’s most notorious gang has expanded within South America, a daring attempt to become the region’s largest Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO).

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Inter-Regional Drugs Movement

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Ricardo Swire

A Brazil, Bolivia and Peru agreement sanctioned the trilateral police intelligence center that specifically focuses on drug trafficking in the three countries. Brazil shares extended unguarded borders with Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. Together the trio produce virtually all the global cocaine supply.

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A MINUSTAH Mission Evaluation: UN Peacekeeper Abuse

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Ricardo Swire

In March 2017 the United Nations Secretary-General advised MINUSTAH, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, that their numbers will be reduced from approximately five thousand personnel.

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Fresh evidence of cluster bombs being used by Saudi coalition forces in Yemen

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Human Rights NGO Amnesty International has corroborated new evidence showing that the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition recently fired Brazilian-manufactured rockets containing banned cluster munitions in the middle of Sa’da city in Yemen, injuring two civilians and causing material damage.

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Marriage Of Convenience

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Ricardo Swire

The Western Hemisphere is part of the globe that includes North and South America, accompanying islands and surrounding waters. The US State Department’s 2015 report stated South America and the Caribbean serve as areas of financial and ideological support for the Islamic State (IS), in addition to other Middle Eastern and South Asian terrorist groups.

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