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Brazil Drug War

Brazilian Authorities Struggle To Stop Spread Of Crack

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 03.02.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO — Bobo has a method: Cocaine gets him through the day, when he cruises with a wheelbarrow around a slum on Rio's west side, sorti...

A New Drug Tunnel -- But Not Where You Think

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Cops have discovered another tunnel for smuggling drugs -- but it’s not where you think. Military police in Brazil, unwittingly discovered a 50-...

Brazilian Drones Take Out Bolivian Drug Labs

AP | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Bolivia's top anti-drug official is crediting Brazilian reconnaissance drones for a series of recent blows against the cocaine trad...

Suspected Drug Trafficker Giving Out Free Drugs In Exchange For Body Tattoos

AP | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian police say a suspected drug trafficker is giving crack cocaine addicts free drugs in exchange for tattooing his name on their b...

Crack Dens In Rio Take A Hit

Posted 12.30.2011 | World

By Taylor Barnes and Jimmy Chalk, GlobalPost A shirtless 10-year-old boy walks among the dozens of crack users gathered along the trashed roc...

Rio's Most Wanted Drug Leader Arrested

AP | By JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The most-wanted drug gang leader in this Olympic city was arrested Thursday, police said. The capture is a blow to the gang that con...

Drug War: Brazilian Female Police Commanders On The Rise

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A police helicopter rattles through the skies over Rio, black-clad snipers poised at either side. Below, in the Morro da Mineira shanty town, locals ...

Drug War: Brazil Drug Crackdown Arrests Dozens, Including 19 Police

The News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 41 people were arrested Tuesday, among them 19 police officers, in the largest operation conducted by authorities in the Brazilian state of R...