Western Hemisphere Analysis

RSS

Brazil’s Strategic Border Plan

Brazil is in the process of moving 6,500 troops along with 57 aircraft and 10 boats to its borders with Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru to crack down on criminal smuggling operations. It’s the largest operation as part of a nearly year long effort by the Rousseff administration to increase border security. Paraguay is criticizing the militarization of the border, which they say harms the trade relationship.