Latam Countries Discuss Transnational Crimes in Brazil

Latin America has eight percent of the world's population, but registers more than thirty percent of the homicides in the planet.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the increase of regional organized crime, whose operations have reached many countries at once, government representatives from Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay met this week to devise a plan to broaden their joint efforts to combat border crime.

“We express our concern at the increase in transnational organized crime in our region, as well as at the potential impacts of global threats such as international terrorism and cybercrime, and in this regard we recognize that, in the context of current security, cooperation mechanisms are central tools for . . .

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