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EPP / 1 SEP 2015

There are increasing signs that Paraguay's security forces are in upheaval, enabling a small guerrilla group to carry out high-profile kidnappings and attacks on infrastructure.  …

EPP / 16 AUG 2015

Recent reports of attacks and threats by two non-state militias have shaken Paraguay, where authorities are already struggling to contain the EPP, a small but active Marxist guerrilla group.

COLOMBIA / 11 AUG 2015

Colombia is training a number of Paraguayan security forces in counterinsurgency warfare, despite some questions over the nature of Colombia's role as a security exporter in the region. …

EPP / 21 JUL 2015

Paraguayan authorities say the EPP guerrilla group now serves as the "armed wing" for drug trafficking groups, but there is scant evidence to back up these claims. …

EPP / 30 JAN 2015

Paraguay's EPP guerrillas allegedly kidnapped and murdered a German couple, a move that will likely strengthen the country's resolve to wipe out a rebel group that has proved adept at…

EPP / 7 JAN 2015

The killing of one of the founding members of the ACA guerrillas could spell the end for Paraguay's breakaway rebels and their alleged plan to tap into the country's drug…

EPP / 5 JAN 2015

After Paraguay's EPP guerrillas released a civilian hostage but kept a police officer captive, the question is whether the rebel group may still be seeking a prisoner exchange.

EPP / 3 OCT 2014

Paraguay's anti-drug chief has said the EPP guerrilla group has moved from taxing drug production to producing their own marijuana, but the group's limited manpower and resources restrict any direct…

EPP / 1 OCT 2014

Paraguay's EPP guerrillas have threatened to kill a kidnapped police officer if the government refuses to carry out a prisoner exchange, according to reports. If accurate, this would confirm suspicions…

EPP / 22 SEP 2014

Paraguay's security forces have killed as many as five members of a dissident faction of the EPP guerrilla group in three days, possibly including one of its leaders, dealing a…

EPP / 21 SEP 2014

Evidence has emerged that a faction of the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) has broken away and formed a separate group, one perhaps more closely linked with the country's marijuana trade…

EPP / 17 SEP 2014

There is an assault rifle with an underslung grenade launcher propped against the wall by Luis Rojas' desk. The drug czar knows he faces an enormous task fighting Paraguay's marijuana…

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