All About Paraguay

EPP / 19 JUL 2012

Paraguay’s president was thrown out of office partly due to the perception that he had failed to improve security, with the EPP rebel group undeterred by crackdowns, but it remains…

BOLIVIA / 19 JUL 2012

Bolivia has made its largest ever seizure of illegal cigarettes, smuggled into the country from Paraguay. However, the confiscation is a small victory in the two countries' struggle to combat…

EPP / 19 JUL 2012

Paraguay’s land conflict has exploded in a region which some officials say is a base for guerrilla group the EPP, but attempts to link the land movement to organized crime…

EL LOCO BARRERA / 25 MAY 2012

A key figure in the criminal structure headed by Daniel Barrera, alias “El Loco,” was arrested in Paraguay, suggesting that the authorities are hot on the trail of the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 17 APR 2012

Amnesty International has called on the Paraguayan government to better regulate weapons, saying that there are a million weapons in civilian hands in the country and only a third are…

EPP / 13 MAR 2012

A recent spate of attacks by Paraguay's EPP guerrilla group, in which they demanded that businesses hand out aid to local communities, suggests the rebels are increasing their operations in…

BRAZIL / 12 MAR 2012

Paraguay destroyed 242 tons of marijuana seized during a 10-day operation, a reminder that the country is a major supplier of the plant to other consumers in South America, especially…

EPP / 6 MAR 2012

In spite of a security surge by the Paraguayan military, the country’s elusive rebel army is rapidly gaining momentum, having dramatically stepped up its operations last year.

PARAGUAY / 10 FEB 2012

A former police chief in Paraguay is accused of trafficking after being captured moving cocaine, an arrest which highlights the vulnerability to corruption among security forces and the country's growing…

EPP / 4 JAN 2012

According to sources claiming contact with the leaders of Paraguay's phantom rebel army, the group is planning to withdraw from the Southern Cone and find refuge in Colombia and Venezuela.

EPP / 16 DEC 2011

The Paraguayan government’s 60-day “state of exception” made for big headlines but little headway against the tiny guerrilla organization active in the north of the country, the Paraguayan People’s Army…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 30 NOV 2011

An Argentine man, arrested in Paraguay for allegedly running an international sex trafficking ring, is also suspected of involvement in a drug smuggling network that supplied cocaine to Europe.

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