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2008-10-16 08:10:00

Under growing international pressure, Brazilian authorities are increasingly turning to intelligence and technology to help fight the country's illegal drug activities.  Several weeks ago, Brazilian police arrested the pilot of a Colombian drug-smuggling plane minutes after it landed at a small clandestine airstrip in the vast Amazon rainforest. A high-tech spy plane circling thousands of feet above the earth had guided authorities to the plane, in which police found and confiscated 661...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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