Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Brazil deployed troops on the border with Paraguay

Dilma Rousseff Government has ordered the deployment of 4,000 troops in southern Brazil, near the border with Paraguay, as part of the security operation called 'Border Sul 2011' which takes place every years to try to curb organized crime. In the Brazilian city of Foz de Iguazu (south), bordering with Paraguay's Ciudad del Este, about 800 have been deployed military.

The remaining troops will be located along the southern border to Guaíra, the Brazilian state of Paraná, as confirmed by means of both countries. In the operation 'Frontera Sul 2011' involving the Army, Navy and Brazilian Air Force, along with other security agencies. Its main objective is to stop crimes that are considered "border" as smuggling and illegal trade in arms and drugs, but only until next weekend.

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