Deep in the Jungle, Brazil Struggles to Battle Drug Trade

In an isolated army outpost deep in the Amazon jungle, Felipe Castro leads 70 soldiers on the frontline of Brazil's fight against its biggest security threat: the drug trade. Castro's platoon patrols a 250-km (155-mile) stretch of the border with the world's top cocaine producer, Colombia, in a bid to stem the flow of illegal drugs and arms that is fueling a war between criminal gangs in Brazil. "It's a difficult job but not impossible," said the gaunt 29-year-old, his face covered in...

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