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Third Generation Gangs

Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 12: Brazilian Prison Gangs Attack Civil Infrastructure in Fortaleza and Other Cities in Ceará State

Since 2 January, 205 criminal attacks have occurred in 46 cities in Ceará and about 360 individuals have been arrested. Ceara’s security forces have been reinforced with the assistance of the Polícia Rodoviária Federal (PRF or Federal Highway Police). The attacks have included bombings and arson directed against vehicles (including buses and school transportation), police stations, public buildings, bridges, businesses, and banks.

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Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 10: Military Takes Control of Policing in Rio de Janeiro SWJED Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:18am

The military oversight is the first federal intervention where federal forces took command in a Brazilian state since the return to democracy in 1988.

Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 9 SWJED Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:54am

Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 9: Concerns About Potential Gang (PCC-Primeiro Comando da Capital & CV-Comando Vermelho) Influence on Upcoming Brazilian Elections

Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note Number Eight SWJED Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:44am

Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 8: Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Links to Occult Rituals and Santa Muerte Veneration or Worship

Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 7: Suspect in Brutal Montgomery County, MD Beheading and Dismemberment Arrested—Suspected MS-13 Nexus

Police in the Washington, DC suburb of Montgomery County, MD have arrested a suspect in the brutal gang murder of a still unidentified man whose body was found in a pre-dug grave.

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Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 4 SWJED Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:34pm

Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 4: Brigands, Bank Robbery, and Brazilian Gang Evolution at Ciudad del Este and the Triple Frontier