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WednesdayApril 16, 2014

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NGO Reports Gunmen Threaten Indians in Brazil

NGO Reports Gunmen Threaten Indians in Brazil

Photo: Gunmen threaten the Guarani community (Aty Guasu -Survival International)

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A group of Guarani Indians that two months ago occupied ancestral lands in the southern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul is being threatened by gunmen working for big landowners, Survival International said Tuesday.

The London-based NGO showed on its Web site a video taken by a member of the Guarani Pyelito Kue community which shows gunmen shooting pistols in the air near the place occupied by the Indians.

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Mexican Vigilantes Strike Deal with Government

Mexican Vigilantes Strike Deal with Government

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The leaders of the community self-defense groups in 20 cities in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have reached an agreement with federal officials to begin demobilizing, officials said.

The vigilantes also agreed to work with federal authorities to strengthen efforts to identify Caballeros Templarios drug cartel “targets,” the office of the federal commissioner for security and development in Michoacan, Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, told Efe.

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Separate Shootouts throughout Veracruz Leaves 4 People Dead

At least four suspected criminals died in separate shootouts with police in the port city of Veracruz, Mexican officials said Tuesday.

State police launched several operations on Monday night to find and arrest members of criminal organizations, setting off the shootouts, Veracruz state officials told Efe.

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Paraguayan Authorities Take Down Major International Drug Trafficking Ring

Paraguayan police, in coordination with authorities in Israel and Brazil, took down an organization that was smuggling cocaine to the Middle East and Africa, Paraguay’s Senad counternarcotics agency said Tuesday.

Five people were arrested, but reputed ringleader Juan Carlos Da Rosa remains at large.

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WednesdayApril 16, 2014