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Brazil Focuses on Policing its Borders

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff said Monday that the government had made strides in stemming the flow of drugs, arms and other contraband through Brazil's long and porous border. During the past year and a half, 360 tons of drugs, 2,200 guns, 280,000 rounds of ammunition and twenty tons of explosives have been seized, she said, in her weekly program "Coffee with the President".

“Imagine that such weapons could be now in the hands of criminals,” she said. “We will continue to act very firmly to protect our borders and . . .

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