Brazil moves 9,000 troops to shared borders with Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

Posted on August 9, 2012 • Filed under: Border Issues, Brazil, Conflicts, Crime, Intelligence, Police/Military Activity

The Secretary of the Army of Brazil, Celso Amorim, said Tuesday the displacement of 9 thousand troops to the borders with Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay as part of an operation called Ágata5. Ágata5 operation is to “curb border crime such as drug trafficking and smuggling,” the Brazilian holder. While a professor at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) and president of the Brazilian Association of Defense Studies, Samuel Alves, considered as a “show of force.” Read Article

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