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Triple Frontier

21 March 2019

Every year, millions of visitors go to southern Brazil to visit the iconic Iguazu Falls. These massive waterfalls are shared by the Brazilian town of Foz do Iguaçu and Argentina’s Puerto Iguazu. Both cities converge along the Parana and Iguaçu rivers in the so-called tri-border area, which also includes the Paraguayan town of Ciudad del Este. This area is known for its countless shops and duty-free malls. Apart from tourism, the tri-border area has also become an attractive hub for money-laundering, drug-trafficking, organised crime, kidnapping, brand piracy and the financing of terrorism.

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