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Transnational Issues

Disputes – international

The unruly region at the convergence of Argentina-Brazil-Paraguay borders is a centre of money laundering, smuggling, arms and illegal narcotics trafficking, and fundraising for extremist organisations. Brazil has an uncontested dispute with Uruguay over certain islands in the Quarai/ Cuareim and Invernada boundary streams and the resulting tripoint with Argentina.

Illicit drugs

Brazil is an illicit producer of cannabis. There is also a trace amount of coca cultivation in the Amazon region, used for domestic consumption. The government has a large-scale eradication program to control cannabis. Apart from that, Brazil is an important transshipment country for Bolivian, Colombian and Peruvian cocaine headed for Europe. Brazil is also used by traffickers as a way station for narcotics air transshipments between Peru and Colombia. Over the years, there is an upsurge in drug-related violence and weapons smuggling. The country is an important market for Colombian, Bolivian and Peruvian cocaine. Illicit narcotics proceeds earned in Brazil are often laundered through the financial system. There is significant illicit financial activity in the Tri-Border Area.