AS/COA – UNASUR Pitches Regional Body to Fight Organized Crime

The first meeting of UNASUR defense ministers concluded last week in Cartagena, Colombia, as attendees suggested the creation of a regional body to combat organized crime. The proposed body would target drug, arms, and human trafficking, as well as money laundering. At the meeting, the Brazilian and Colombian defense ministers agreed to perform joint patrolling of thir shared Amazon bordersto begin in 2014, reports Colombia’s Caracol Radio.

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