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Brazil beefs up police force in zone said home terror cells

Brazil has beefed up security in the “Triple Border” area where this nation, Argentina and Paraguay meet, a region notorious for drug-trafficking and smuggling that has been pointed to by Washington as home to Arab extremists bent on terrorism, the local press reported Monday. “We are significantly reinforcing security in a strategic area,” Federal Police chief Paulo Lacerda told O Globo daily, referring to the trinational border area near the confluence of the Parana and Iguacu Rivers. The area is an important commercial hub with large Chinese and Arab communities in three border cities: Brazil’s Foz do Iguacu, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, and Puerto Iguazu, Argentina. Full Story

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