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Mon Nov 10, 2014, 06:15 PM

Bolivia intercepts weapons bound for Brazil

Bolivia intercepts weapons bound for Brazil
5:25 AM Sunday Nov 9, 2014

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) Bolivian police have intercepted a shipment of machine guns and other weapons they say were being sent from the United States to Brazil.

Interior Minister Jorge Perez said Friday that rifles and pistols were among the 37 weapons found at a residence in Santa Cruz, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) east of La Paz.

Police were trying to determine which criminal group was behind the shipment, Perez said.

The find was the fourth such discovery in the last six months, he said. Last month, authorities stopped a U.S. shipment of German- and Austrian-made weapons that was being sent to a Bolivian shipping company.

Perez said Bolivia is being used as a transit point for illegal shipments of weapons destined for use by criminal organizations in other countries.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11355655

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 06:20 PM

1. Well, Well

 

..and the Brazilian Armed Forces are having Jungle Warfare Games.

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Response to PeoViejo (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 06:48 PM

2. Maybe they're gearing up to try to pull off another military dictatorship,

just like the one they had from the mid-60's to the 80's, during which time the current leftist President of Brazil was tortured relentlessly in prison for opposing that dictatorship.

The Brazilian right-wing scums are extremely powerful in Brazil, still as radical, racist, vicious as before.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 07:19 PM

3. These guys were very active in Central america during the Conta period

 

and have connections to Operation Condor and Right-Wing Reactionaries in many places.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tradition,_Family_and_Property

The usual suspects...

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Response to PeoViejo (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 08:35 PM

4. Glad to learn about them, finally. "Tradition, Family, and Property," words to make conservatives

wet themselves. I'm sure they believe "Property" is the most important one, and probably see "family" as property, anyway.

They no doubt see the entire world as their property.

Hope they learn the lesson they've missed in our lifetimes!

Glad you mentioned they are still around. They certainly are.

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