Terceiro Comando

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Primeiro Comando do Capital
Founded early 1980s
Founding location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Years active early 1980s-present
Criminal activities Murder, drug trafficking, arms trade, and bank robbery[1]
Rivals Comando Vermelho

Terceiro Comando is a Brazilian criminal organization engaged in drug trafficking in Rio de Janeiro.[2] It was founded in the early 1980s[3] and is a break-away faction of the Comando Vermelho.[4]

The Terceiro Comando has fought several small-scale conflicts (in 2001 and 2004) with the rival gang Comando Vermelho.[5]

The organization has no sole leader and is instead a horizontal reciprocity based network that helps member-gangs in different favelas as they attempt to acquire drugs and guns.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uppsala Conflict Data Program Conflict Encyclopedia, Brazil, non-state conflict, Comando Vermelho - Terceiro Comando, Actor Information, http://www.ucdp.uu.se/gpdatabase/gpcountry.php?id=22&regionSelect=5-Southern_Americas#
  2. ^ Uppsala Conflict Data Program Conflict Encyclopedia, Brazil, non-state conflict, Comando Vermelho - Terceiro Comando, Actor Information, http://www.ucdp.uu.se/gpdatabase/gpcountry.php?id=22&regionSelect=5-Southern_Americas#
  3. ^ Uppsala Conflict Data Program Conflict Encyclopedia, Brazil, non-state conflict, Comando Vermelho - Terceiro Comando, Actor Information, http://www.ucdp.uu.se/gpdatabase/gpcountry.php?id=22&regionSelect=5-Southern_Americas#
  4. ^ "Facções" (in portuguese). April 15, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ Uppsala Conflict Data Program Conflict Encyclopedia, Brazil, non-state conflict, Comando Vermelho - Terceiro Comando, Actor Information, http://www.ucdp.uu.se/gpdatabase/gpcountry.php?id=22&regionSelect=5-Southern_Americas#
  6. ^ Uppsala Conflict Data Program Conflict Encyclopedia, Brazil, non-state conflict, Comando Vermelho - Terceiro Comando, Actor Information, http://www.ucdp.uu.se/gpdatabase/gpcountry.php?id=22&regionSelect=5-Southern_Americas#