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EPP / 7 SEP 2012

Paragay's EPP rebel army killed a suspected police informant, later decapitating her with an explosive device, a sign that some say points to the group's entering a new phase as…

EPP / 31 AUG 2012

A new security council will be dedicated to strengthening intelligence operations in the fight against drug trafficking and guerrilla group the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP), Paraguay’s Interior Ministry announced.

EPP / 31 AUG 2012

Brazilian ranchers have reported extortion attempts made in the name of the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP), which could mean that the guerrilla group is developing new revenue streams.

EPP / 19 JUL 2012

Paraguay’s president was thrown out of office partly due to the perception that he had failed to improve security, with the EPP rebel group undeterred by crackdowns, but it remains…

EPP / 19 JUL 2012

Paraguay’s land conflict has exploded in a region which some officials say is a base for guerrilla group the EPP, but attempts to link the land movement to organized crime…

EPP / 13 MAR 2012

A recent spate of attacks by Paraguay's EPP guerrilla group, in which they demanded that businesses hand out aid to local communities, suggests the rebels are increasing their operations in…

EPP / 6 MAR 2012

In spite of a security surge by the Paraguayan military, the country’s elusive rebel army is rapidly gaining momentum, having dramatically stepped up its operations last year.

EPP / 4 JAN 2012

According to sources claiming contact with the leaders of Paraguay's phantom rebel army, the group is planning to withdraw from the Southern Cone and find refuge in Colombia and Venezuela.

EPP / 16 DEC 2011

The Paraguayan government’s 60-day “state of exception” made for big headlines but little headway against the tiny guerrilla organization active in the north of the country, the Paraguayan People’s Army…

EPP / 9 NOV 2011

Half way through a 60-day state of emergency imposed by the Paraguayan government, there have been no real blows struck against the EPP guerrilla group -- unsurprisingly for those who…

EPP / 12 OCT 2011

Paraguay’s military has been deployed in two northern provinces after the government declared a state of emergency in response to attacks attributed to the EPP rebel group.

EPP / 29 SEP 2011

Paraguay’s House of Representatives indefinitely postponed the declaration of a state of emergency in the north of the country, which was proposed following a deadly attack by the EPP guerrilla…

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