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Mercosur: Defence Ministers Discuss Fight Against Terror

The Ministers of Defence of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia met to discuss the security agenda in the region. Seeing the threats they faced as different to those in countries from the north, the ministers concluded that their countries’ armed forces have the “classical” function of defending territory. The Brazilian Minister said that although no country is immune from terrorist threats, terrorism must be prevented with better intelligence and policing and not with the armed forces.