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Temer's budget cuts leave Brazilian borders unprotected

Staff Writer | August 16, 2017
Budget cuts imposed on the Armed Forces by Michel Temer's administration left Brazil's borders unprotected, according to the Brasil 247 journal.
Brazilian borders
LatAm   SISFRON was established in 2012
As a consequence of the lack of resources, it was necessary to interrupt the implementation of the Integrated Border Monitoring System (SISFRON), assisting in the control of the illegal entry of weapons and drugs into the country, the publication said.

He recalled that SISFRON was established in 2012 and should be completed by 2022.

But it only covered 600 of the 17,000 kilometers of borders and its deadline lasted until 2040.

According to the Armed Forces, the system suffered a freeze of over a third of the budgetary resources foreseen for this year, which should be in the order of R$427 million (over $130 million).

High-military commanders warned that the annual budget cut provided by Temer government puts Brazil Armed Forces at risk of collapsing.

According to the Armed Forces, the 40-percent decrease in resources available for this year is only enough to cover expenses until September, the source said.