Brazil Weekly

Hollywood-esque prison break raises security at Brazilian border

Good morning! This week, we are covering a Hollywood-esque prison break by Brazil’s deadliest drug gang. The government’s latest strategy to raise money. How Brazilians perceive public servants. (This newsletter is for premium and standard subscribers only. Become one now!)


Brazil’s main drug cartel pulls spectacular prison break in Paraguay

In the early hours of Sunday, 75 inmates fled a prison in Pedro Juan Caballero, a Paraguayan city located at the Brazilian border. Most prisoners are members of the First Command of the Capital (PCC), Brazil’s most powerful and farthest-reaching drug gang. The Brazilian Justice Ministry sent 200 troops to...

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