Brazil deploys troops to thwart border crime

Thousands of soldiers sent to border regions to deter illegal mining, the drug trade and smugglers.

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    Thousands of soldiers have been sent to Brazil's remote Amazonian borders in a government crackdown on illegal mining, drug traffickers and smugglers.

    Given Brazil's immense geographic size, and shared borders with 10 countries, the task is daunting.

    Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from a military mission near the border with French Guiana.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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