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Homeland Security to Soon Help Brazil

Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will soon be helping Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay combat money laundering and terrorism financing, the U.S. Embassy said on Wednesday. A focus will be the porous border region where Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina meet, an area American authorities have long considered a source of fundraising for radical Islamic groups. “It is also believed to be South America’s busiest contraband and smuggling center, where billions of dollars annually are generated from arms trafficking, drug smuggling, counterfeiting, intellectual property-rights violations, and other crimes,” the embassy said in a statement. Full Story

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