Brazil, military security along borders

Posted on December 17, 2011 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Police/Military Activity

During the year, the Brazilian Armed Forces covered a swath of 6,000 kilometers long and 150 kilometers wide (an area of ​​approximately 900,000 square kilometers, equivalent to one third of the continental Argentina) on the borders with Bolivia, Paraguay and part of Peru.

“Agata 3 is a deterrent to show that the Brazilian state exists and is ready to act. In addition to the immediate reduction of crime, the most important thing is to demonstrate the presence of the state border, “said Defense Minister, Celso Amorin, who brings to his portfolio management that the added value of deep knowledge that comes from his previous experience as chancellor.

The border with Bolivia, which is the largest of the 17,000 kilometers of boundaries that Brazil has with its neighbors, was neatly raked by 6,500 troops of the Army, Navy and Air Force, in collaboration with the Federal Police, became available 200 military vehicles, 70 aircraft (including fighters and helicopters) and ten combat ships. Read Article

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