All About Paraguay

ARGENTINA / 3 NOV 2016

A report has mapped how marijuana is trafficked through Paraguay and Argentina via thousands of kilometers of river, providing an insight into a less popular but high-capacity smuggling method.

EPP / 27 SEP 2016

A security analyst in Paraguay says a small but active guerrilla group is seeking to begin a new chapter in its history by leaving rural areas and heading for the…

PARAGUAY / 14 SEP 2016

Paraguay’s Attorney General’s Office is investigating anonymous death threats the president of congress says he received from drug traffickers in a country that has seen a stream of accusations of…

BRAZIL / 5 SEP 2016

Authorities in Paraguay say that Brazilian crime boss Jarvis Chimenes Pavâo hatched a plot to assassinate President Horacio Cortes, but politicians and media outlets have called into question the veracity of…

EPP / 29 AUG 2016

Authorities believe that a rebel group was behind the recent killing of eight soldiers in northern Paraguay in a deadly ambush that reveals the enduring security threat posed by the…

BRAZIL / 17 AUG 2016

A tour bus bound for the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro was stopped in Paraguay carrying 296 kilograms of cocaine, further highlighting the criminal opportunities presented by the Olympic…

PARAGUAY / 10 AUG 2016

The murders of a police officer and mayor in Paraguay's eastern departments along the Brazilian border add to a recent wave of violence in the area, long a hub for…

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.

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