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


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