All About Paraguay

CLAN ROTELA / 20 MAY 2015

The commander of Paraguay’s national police has been charged in connection with a corruption scandal involving money siphoned from the agency’s gasoline fund, a rare indictment in a country where…

CONTRABAND / 12 MAY 2015

Paraguay has only one judge in charge of handling contraband cases, a startling admission in a country where smuggled contraband goods like sugar and cigarettes are endemic, highlighting the judicial…

PARAGUAY / 7 MAY 2015

The murder of a high profile former congressman with alleged drug ties in Paraguay could be a harbinger of more violence as the country's narco-politics nexus shows its bloody face.

BRAZIL / 14 APR 2015

Elements of Brazil's PCC prison gang appear to be behind a spike in criminal activity in eastern Paraguay, illustrating the criminal organization's use of the lawless border region to regroup…

PARAGUAY / 31 MAR 2015

The department of Amambay in Paraguay only has one prosecutor currently working on drug cases, raising questions about the ability of authorities to effectively prosecute these crimes in a key…

ELITES AND CRIME / 25 MAR 2015

A Paraguayan politician, who previously served time in prison for drug trafficking, is now under investigation for money laundering, a case that is representative of the new breed of criminals…

PARAGUAY / 19 MAR 2015

Paraguay authorities have identified a central figure in the country's transnational drug trade with Brazil, further indication that Paraguayan traffickers are assuming increasingly important roles in running their own drug…

BOLIVIA / 19 MAR 2015

An investigation into Brazil's massive contraband trade highlights the scope of the problem and the modus operandi of smuggling networks responsible for economic losses of around $20 billion dollars a…

PARAGUAY / 6 MAR 2015

A former mayor in eastern Paraguay, accused of ordering the killing of an investigative journalist, has been arrested in Brazil, in a case that detonated a narco-politics scandal in this…

BELIZE / 5 MAR 2015

In its most recent report, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) -- responsible for overseeing the implementation of the United Nation’s drug conventions -- finds itself in a bind: the…

CHILE / 17 FEB 2015

Drug trafficking groups in Paraguay can earn almost 20 times more selling marijuana in Chile than on the domestic market, according to Paraguayan authorities, an indication of how price discrepancies…

PARAGUAY / 9 FEB 2015

Police in Paraguay have arrested an army captain on charges of running a transnational drug trafficking ring, highlighting the extent of drug trade penetration in state institutions.

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