New Attacks by Criminal Gangs in Brazil

By Geraldine Cook
February 07, 2013

The Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, located in the country’s south, faces new attacks by a criminal gang known as First Capital Group (PCG), who targeted over 18 districts by setting vehicles on fire and attacking public buildings, resulting in several injuries. These criminal acts, ordered from inside the penitentiary where the PCG leaders are incarcerated, are changing the daily lives of the population by imposing an unofficial curfew, leading to fear and concern.