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Downing of drug planes approved

Any suspicious aircraft that enters Brazilian airspace and refuses to identify itself will run the risk of being shot down by the air force under a new national security law that went into effect Sunday. The law, ratified by Congress 90 days ago after being shelved for six years, is designed mainly to combat drug trafficking, since most cocaine shipments enter Brazil by air. Colombia is the only other South American country with a similar policy. Full Story

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