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Bandeira, Antonio Rangel. 2006 ‘Parliamentary Commission of Investigation (CPI) Denounces the Deviation of Arms in Brazil.’ Viva Rio media release. Brasilia: Viva Rio. 29 November

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Parliamentary Commission of Investigation (CPI) Denounces the Deviation of Arms in Brazil

The commission … created a profile of the 146,663 firearms seized in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia, and concluded that 83% of these weapons are from Brazilian manufacturers, indicating the decisive importance of controlling weapons deviations in the country.

Furthermore, it proved that 11% of the Brazilian firearms seized had been previously exported to Paraguay, returning from that nation into the hands of organized crime in Rio de Janeiro.

With respect to international trafficking, the Commission identified three principal routes: firearms from Paraguay that cross through Argentine territory before entering the south of Brazil; firearms from Europe that route through the Dutch port of Rotterdam, arrive in the former Dutch colony of Suriname, and then enter the north of Brazil, and firearms from the United States entering South America via Panama and Mexico …

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