RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Five people were shot dead within eight hours this Sunday (19) in Ponta Porã (MS), on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The region is dominated by criminal factions, such as the First Capital Command (PCC), which dispute the drug and arms trafficking routes from that country to Brazil. It was the bloodiest weekend in the region since July 9.
In one of the attacks this Sunday, three men were surprised when they were in front of a convenience store in Jardim Primavera, on the outskirts of Ponta Porã. Two occupants of a motorcycle got off . . .