All About Paraguay

ARGENTINA / 8 OCT 2012

The dismantling of an Argentine-Paraguayan drug trafficking network that smuggled marijuana and cocaine for the Buenos Aires market highlights Paraguay's importance as a transit point and producer in the regional…

EPP / 1 OCT 2012

A series of actions by rebels of the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) suggest that the group are stepping up their political propaganda, as well as their armed attacks.

EPP / 21 SEP 2012

Seven years on from the infamous kidnapping of the daughter of a former Paraguayan president, the EPP rebel group, despite their size, show little sign of being defeated.

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.

PARAGUAY / 31 AUG 2012

Paraguay arrested a Brazilian drug trafficker with almost 2 tons of marijuana, highlighting the country's role as a major supplier of the drug, whose biggest market is the neighboring Brazil.

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.

METHAMPHETAMINE / 8 AUG 2012

A report by Paraguayan newspaper ABC details the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel's unsuccessful attempt to establish a precursor chemical trafficking network in the country in 2008.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 8 AUG 2012

The UN may sanction Paraguay for failing to properly monitor its trade in wildlife, a reminder that the country's smuggling networks -- which already move drugs, weapons, and contraband goods…

PARAGUAY / 8 AUG 2012

Paraguayan authorities intercepted an airport scanning machine bound for a suspected transatlantic drug trafficking operation, evidence of the increasingly sophisticated technologies being employed to avoid detection.

PARAGUAY / 20 JUL 2012

A former Paraguayan military official and his alleged business partner were detained in Paraguay with 40 kilos of cocaine, highlighting the importance of the country as a transit point for…

PARAGUAY / 19 JUL 2012

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has stated that drug traffickers working with the opposition were behind the recent impeachment of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo.

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