All About Paraguay

BRAZIL / 4 OCT 2017

Brazil's largest and most powerful criminal organization is allegedly plotting to free a prominent drug trafficker currently jailed in Paraguay, raising questions about the extent of the trafficker's ties…

BRAZIL / 31 AUG 2017

Brazil authorities have reportedly dismantled an international drug trafficking network that purchased tons of drugs from a Brazilian crime boss jailed in Paraguay, in the latest illustration of how…

BOLIVIA / 25 AUG 2017

A Paraguayan politician was arrested during Bolivia's biggest marijuana seizure this year, highlighting how deeply involved Paraguay's officials have become in the highly profitable transnational drug trade.

BRAZIL / 22 AUG 2017

A new investigation into the cigarette smuggling trail between Paraguay and Brazil lays out the inner workings of a criminal economy that generates huge profits for everyone from sophisticated organized…

DRUG POLICY / 21 AUG 2017

A new report says authorities in Paraguay have been unable to stop a boom in marijuana production because farmers cannot earn a comparable income growing licit crops, a pattern reflected…

ARGENTINA / 9 AUG 2017

From kidnapping and mass murder to money laundering and misuse of public funds, contemporary Latin American leaders have been investigated for a broad range of crimes, underscoring the structural challenges…

ELITES AND CRIME / 6 JUL 2017

Under public pressure, Paraguay's deputies backtracked on last-minute modifications that had left completely hollow a bill meant to address criminal infiltration of politics through campaign financing, an issue present throughout…

PARAGUAY / 5 JUL 2017

A sharp increase in marijuana seizures and eradication in Paraguay this year is likely only a temporary trend attributable to political factors rather than a sign of long-term…

ELITES AND CRIME / 1 JUN 2017

A top anti-narcotic prosecutor in Paraguay said that weak controls by aviation authorities have impeded the country's fight to stop aerial drug trafficking, a possible hint at longstanding corruption among…

ARGENTINA / 31 MAY 2017

A slew of recent reports indicates Brazil's PCC is stepping up its criminal activities in countries throughout South America, which one expert says is a clear sign that the fearsome…

EPP / 31 MAY 2017

Paraguay's task force targeting the EPP guerrilla group has been assigned its seventh commander in less than four years, a sign of the country's failure to defeat the small rebel…

MARIJUANA / 15 MAY 2017

A network of corrupt police officials allegedly involved in a major bribery scheme in Paraguay has been dismantled, further indicating the negative effects that the country's booming marijuana industry…

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