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Brazil Background

ABA ROLI has made its impact in Brazil through the implementation of three programs centered around combatting money laundering and terrorist financing as well as combatting forced labor in the cattle ranching industry. ABA ROLI currently implements a regional program, Countering the Financing of Terrorism in South America, which provides training and technical support to the governments, financial sectors, and civil society in Brazil, as well as Argentina and Paraguay, to combat money laundering (AML), financing of terrorism (CFT), and transnational organized crime (TOC) in the Tri-Border Area. ABA ROLI also runs a complementary program to improve the capacity of criminal justice sectors and financial institutions in the same three countries to promote public awareness about the risks and realities of terrorism financing, money laundering, and transnational organized crime.

Additionally, ABA ROLI supports an initiative to combat forced labor and reduce the amount of labor trafficking victims in the cattle industry of the northern state of Pará, Brazil. This program aims to strengthen the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of cases involving forced labor in the cattle industry's supply chain in the state of Pará, while raising awareness of the issue and building capacity of the justice sector. 

Lastly, ABA ROLI has a regional program in Latin America focused on supporting environmental defenders in the Amazonian regions of Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Venezuela.