Some argue for open borders
[Translation of an article from the Brazilian website Carta Maior for December 27, 2011. See original here.]
by Najla Passos
Brasilia – The Agência Brasileira de Informação and the Polícia Federal are seeking the cooperation of the secret services of other Latin American countries in an attempt to break up the gangs responsible for facilitating the illegal entry of Haitians into the country across the borders with Bolivia and Peru.
“We have to put an end to the trafficking of persons and keep the criminal activity of the ‘coiotes’ from becoming established in the region,” says Míriam Medeiros da Silva, coodinator general of the Secretaria de Acompanhamento e Estudos Institucionais of the Gabinete de Segurança Institucional of the presidency. (more…)