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Montevideo, December 12th 2017 - 10:27 UTC

Paraguay and Brazil after a 60-member gang that robbed US$ 40 m and terrorized a city

Tuesday, April 25th 2017 - 07:10 UTC
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Brazilian police near the border with Paraguay have exchanged gunfire with members of a gang who carried out what Paraguayan officials are calling the robbery of the century. So far three gang members were killed and two injured in the clash, police say. The number of robbers involved and display of weapons has led authorities to believe it is a one of Brazil largest criminal gangs. Read full article

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  • karenykarl

    The robbery in CIudad del Este is a major warning to every country in the Western Hemipshere, as gangs like this represent a major threat to national security. In recent years, narcotraffickers and smugglers have turned towards robbery, home invasion, and the fencing of stolen goods, as income supplements that of the drug trade. The phenomenon of armed gangs doing home invasions has been developing in Baja California lately. This criminal effort merely goes one or two levels beyond an already disturbing trend.

    Breakdown of Latino families and larger structural unemployment leaves youth with virtually no job opportunities, and this makes it easier for criminal gangs to dragoon squads of raw recruits into disciplined paramilitary units.

    Apr 25th, 2017 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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