Brazilian military border operation puts skids on crime but cross border business with Paraguay

Posted on August 21, 2012 • Filed under: Border Issues, Brazil, Business, Crime, Paraguay, Police/Military Activity reported …. Not only the number of transnational crimes such as trafficking and smuggling of arms and drugs, which are declining these days, the weekend was reported very few acts of violence such as murder, robbery and drug dealing in Foz de Iguazu and hinterland. While on the Paraguayan side, trade in Ciudad del Este was minimized. Although the drop has more to do with the devaluation of the real against the dollar, militarization and the rigorous controls on the international gateway for the movement conspired commercial worse. It is estimated that Operation Agate V, which mobilized about 10,000 soldiers on the border of Brazil since last week, dropped 50 percent the movement of vehicles and people. The troops are deployed by water, land and air, along the Parana River and Lake Itaipu. Read Article

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