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Vulnerability of Brazil´s borders against illegal trafficking worries government.

A study coordinated by the brazilian Ministry of National Integration highlights the vulnerability of Brazil’s borders against smuggling and trafficking in arms and drugs. The 140-page report was prepared by the Federal Working Group for Border Integration and  delivered to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva early this month of december 2010.

The document proposes 34 measures to try to solve the problems, which include requests for reinforcement of police personnel in the 15,700 km of borders and creation of special bonuses to encourage professionals to take an interest in working in the border regions.

The information is from the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.

The study considered a priority to increase the infrastructure at the borders, infrastructure of roads, rail, water and air traffic, especially in northern Brazil.

The document also advocates the establishment of hospitals in border regions and suggests the legalization of recruiting doctors and other professionals of neighboring countries so thast they can in border regions.

“The differential treatment of the border strip took center stage on the government agenda, ” said Claudia Cybelle Freire, executive manager of the brazilian Program for Promotion of Development of the Frontier Strip.

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