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EPP / 27 AUG 2014

Alcido Fick has made an impassioned plea to the EPP for the release of his son, for whom a ransom has already been paid. But Paraguay's rebel group may be…

EPP / 7 AUG 2014

Paraguay has appointed a new Joint Task Force commander in charge of operations against the country's EPP guerrilla group, but critics question his ability to combat the rebels amid growing…

EPP / 18 JUL 2014

Authorities in Paraguay fear the EPP guerrilla group will demand that the government free captured rebels in exchange for releasing kidnap victims, a move that echoes similar tactics employed by…

EPP / 14 JUL 2014

In the wake of recent rebel actions, Paraguay's legislature has approved the creation of a national intelligence system, but it remains to be seen whether this body will give adequate…

EPP / 10 JUL 2014

A series of high-profile attacks by Paraguay's EPP guerrilla group has raised concerns that the organization is gaining strength despite a security forces assault, though focus on this relatively small…

EPP / 10 JUN 2014

More than 60 videos filmed by Paraguay's EPP guerrillas have been leaked to the media, offering an unprecedented insight into the clandestine operations of one of Latin America's newest insurgent…

EPP / 9 APR 2014

A rare communique issued by Paraguay's EPP guerrillas has labeled the country's administration a "narco-government," in an apparent public relations attempt to rebuff the president's aggressive pursuit of the rebel…

EPP / 3 APR 2014

Security forces in Paraguay have killed a man described as the third in command of the EPP guerrilla organization, a significant blow to the small organization.

EPP / 21 JAN 2014

The EPP has accused Paraguay's government of complicity in drug trafficking and corruption in two new videos, which authorities insist will provide valuable information on the guerrilla group.

EPP / 16 DEC 2013

Notebooks abandoned by EPP guerrillas escaping a botched army ambush reveal some of the group's inner workings and suggests that the rebel fighting force, which the military and police have…

EPP / 10 DEC 2013

Paraguay's EPP guerrillas have killed a soldier for the first time after a military operation spectacularly backfired, raising the question of whether the new government has the capacity to wage…

EPP / 22 NOV 2013

Paraguay's new head of state declared a frontal assault on the northern EPP guerrillas in August, but just shy of 100 days into his presidency, there is little sign the…

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