The Triple Frontier, before and after the border closures, through the eyes of Catia Marinangeli
The Triple Frontier is the main border of South America in terms of population, movement of people and international relations. Located at the point where Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil meet, this three-way border is also on one of the most important tourist routes in the subcontinent. These characteristics accentuate the complexity of border management for the three countries involved while also increasing the need for crime prevention. How has this situation evolved in the last year within the context of the pandemic? To answer this question, on behalf of the Instituto Italo - Latino Americano – IILA, in collaboration with FIIAPP and IOM, we asked Catia Marinangeli, a EUFOFRONT expert who is stationed at the border.
“International cooperation helps us train and understand how the crime of human trafficking and smuggling varies across borders”
Wednesday 24 November saw a technical visit to the city of Puerto Iguazú, the Argentinian border at the “Triple Frontier”, a region that also includes the cities of Foz de Iguazú in Brazil and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. The visit was carried out as part of the framework of a technical assessment and training initiative within the EUROFRONT programme. Wednesday 24 November saw a technical visit to the city of Puerto Iguazú, the Argentinian border at the “Triple Frontier”, a region that also includes the cities of Foz de Iguazú in Brazil and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. The visit was carried out as part of the framework of a technical assessment and training initiative within the EUROFRONT programme.
Trust and cross-border cooperation: keys to the future of Lake Titicaca as a link between Peru and Bolivia
On Thursday 25 November, the bi-national Lake Titicaca Authority organised a public meeting attended by authorities from Peru, Bolivia and experts in cooperation between Latin America and Europe. Virtually all the participants agreed on two issues: the critical situation of climatic and socioeconomic vulnerability in which the region finds itself and the need for trust between the different actors that have an impact on it. “Titicaca unites us, it has to be treated with respect and specific actions,” said Juan Ocola Salazar, director of the Lake Titicaca Authority.
The Bolivian Vice Minister of Public Security: “EUROFRONT will allow us to improve our migration policy and fight against trafficking”
From 15 to 19 November, a team of EUROFRONT border and anti-trafficking experts visited Bolivia. Various authorities from the Foreign Ministry, the Interior Ministry, the Directorate of Migration, the Bolivian Police and the Ministry of Justice, among others, confirmed their commitment to cooperate in order to improve development and security in Latin America. Bermejo-Aguas Blancas, the border between Bolivia and Argentina, was one of the main workplaces during the week.
Through the IOM and together with the Ecuadorian Interior Ministry, EUROFRONT promotes monitoring and registration systems on human trafficking and migrant smuggling
Within the framework of Component II of the EU-financed EUROFRONT project, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and in coordination with the Interior Ministry of Ecuador through the Directorate for the Prevention of Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling, the Manual for the Use and Handling of the Monitoring System for the Management of Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling (SISEGETT) was developed, as was and the System for the Registration of Victims of Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling (REGISTRATT).
Line of action
Social media news