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Dossier February 2014

Illegal Commerce and Terrorist Cells

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As has been already been made clear, the Triple Frontier is known, first of all, as a flourishing centre of illegal and criminal activities. To understand the breadth of this phenomenon, one has only to see the statistics provided by Interpol showing that from 5 to 12 billion dollars are laundered each year by the…

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Puerto Iguacu – immersed in greenery

The Argentinean city of Puerto Iguaçu is the least active, not least because it has the lowest population with scarcely 80,000 inhabitants. Founded in 1901 with the name of Puerto Aguirre, the city constitutes an immense natural reserve immersed in greenery where tourism is the main business. In 1982, President Joao Batista Figueredo and Roberto…

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Foz do Iguacu – Tourism

Unlike Ciudad del Este, the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguacu is renowned for being both a centre of tourism and of agriculture. This city, the capital of the southern State of Parana, is located at the point where the river Iguaçu flows into the Rio Parana, creating the Iguaçu Falls. The population amounts to…

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Triple Frontier – Business, terrorism and strategic interests

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In the zone where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet, surrounded by marvellous and striking scenes of nature, is the area better known as the Triple Frontier. The enchanting and heavenly beauty of the place owes most to the Iguazu falls. These are to be found in the heart of an unspoiled and verdant tropical jungle…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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