All About Paraguay

EXTRADITION / 29 JUL 2016

A day of confusion and prison disturbances that led to the firing of Paraguay's top judicial and prison authorities may have been part of a plan by an infamous Brazilian…

PARAGUAY / 26 JUL 2016

Paraguay and Brazil authorities say they destroyed nearly 67 metric tons of marijuana in a joint operation, but the figure pales in comparison to Paraguay's estimated pot production.

DRUG POLICY / 22 JUN 2016

Paraguay's top counternarcotics official has resigned after a botched security operation left a three-year-old girl dead, removing a controversial figure that nevertheless kept the drug issue high on the agenda…

PARAGUAY / 16 JUN 2016

A prominent businessman who had been linked to drug trafficking was gunned down by a group of heavily armed men in eastern Paraguay, which may be part of an ongoing…

GENDER AND CRIME / 10 JUN 2016

A joint operation involving authorities in Paraguay, Spain and France has broken up a multi-country sex trafficking network, illustrating some of the lesser-known international dynamics of this illicit business.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 10 MAR 2016

A raid on a weapons "supermarket" in Paraguay has led officials to offer details of the inner workings of the country's arms trade, depicting a familiar mix of corruption, stolen…

DRUG POLICY / 11 FEB 2016

A shocking murder in Uruguay has drawn attention to Paraguay's role as the nation's biggest marijuana supplier, but upcoming drug legalization could potentially alter this dynamic.

INFOGRAPHICS / 5 JAN 2016

Paraguay authorities have arrested a fugitive mayor on charges of money laundering, boosting hopes that the government is making progress in the fight against narco-politicians.

EPP / 17 NOV 2015

Paraguayan security forces have killed several key leaders of guerrilla group the ACA, raising the question of why authorities have not been able to deliver a similar blow against their…

CHILE / 25 OCT 2015

An in-depth study into the costs of crime and violence in Latin America concludes that they have a profound economic impact in the region, costing nations an average of three…

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 OCT 2015

Officials in Paraguay have opened a criminal investigation into former President Federico Franco, raising the possibility that Paraguay could follow the path recently taken by other Latin American countries and…

EPP / 23 SEP 2015

New homicide figures from the first six months of the year show that the national murder rate in Paraguay has dropped, but homicide figures remain high along the country's volatile…

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30 JUN 2021

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.