Brazil deploys troops to thwart border crime

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

    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.