USA Today, July 20, 2018 USA Today: Brazil has begun work on a wall along its borders with Colombia and Peru, and plans to create a permanent one for its indigenous people, the government said Wednesday.
Brazil’s new security plan also aims to keep people safe from the threat of attacks by foreign criminals and organized crime groups, the president said.
The wall will be a five-metre high, 12-metres wide and 3 metres deep wall that will be topped with razor wire and equipped with surveillance cameras, officials said.
It will also protect the border between the two countries.
Brazil has been fighting a war against illegal drugs since 2002.
The government has so far failed to crack down on drug traffickers and traffickers.
Brazil is one of the countries most densely populated countries.
In May, a gunman killed 11 people in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, one of Brazil’s worst mass murders in modern history.
The country is home to about 200 million people and the country’s murder rate is among the highest in the world.
Brazil will also build a new $400 million fence along the Rio Grande that has been criticized as an unnecessary expense and the costliest such barrier ever built.
Brazil joins Mexico and Colombia in the US, Mexico and Bolivia in building a wall on the border with Colombia, according to a United Nations report last month.