All About Paraguay

EPP / 20 JUN 2011

Paraguay security forces appear to be keeping up the pressure against the small and elusive EPP guerrilla group. The organization does not appear to pose a serious national threat, suggesting…

CONTRABAND / 10 JUN 2011

A Paraguayan politician with ties to the cigarette industry was shot dead while driving in the Alto Parana province, close to the border with Brazil.

PARAGUAY / 2 JUN 2011

Over 875 kilos of cocaine disguised as bags of rice were confiscated in Paraguay, close to the borders with Brazil and Argentina, in the largest cocaine seizure in the country’s…

AMIGOS DOS AMIGOS / 19 MAY 2011

Brazilian police warned that Paraguay has become a base of operations for Brazil's criminal organizations, which are seeking to cut middlemen out of the drug trade that goes through the…

PARAGUAY / 5 MAY 2011

The escape of six alleged Brazilian gang members from a prison in Paraguay highlights the rampant corruption within the country’s penal system.

EPP / 2 MAY 2011

A recently released hostage of Paraguayan guerrilla group the EPP says his captors boasted about their links to Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba. This adds weight to the small-time group's claim…

ARGENTINA / 28 APR 2011

Paraguay will begin patrolling its border with Bolivia by air in order to crack down on drug trafficking, reports La Razon. Tucano combat planes were deployed April 27 at noon…

BRAZIL / 13 APR 2011

Paraguay captured five alleged members of Brazilian gang Red Command (Comando Vermelho), a sign of Brazil's organized crime stretching out into the neighboring country in the wake of recent security…

EPP / 4 FEB 2011

Farmers in San Pedro, Paraguay, are threatening to hold roadblocks if the government continues an unpopular marijuana eradication program. The plant is believed to provide an important source of funding…

EPP / 21 JAN 2011

Authorities in Paraguay announced they had arrested 14 youths at a "training" camp for the leftist rebel group the Paraguayan People's Army (Ejercito del Pueblo Paraguayo - EPP).

ARGENTINA / 1 DEC 2010

In a cable sent to the US Embassy in Asunción, released by WikiLeaks, US officials outline the "need" to obtain information about Islamic militant activity, its connections to organized crime…

BOLIVIA / 19 NOV 2010

Both the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense for Bolivia and Paraguay signed a bilateral agreement yesterday during the fourth session of the "Two-Plus-Two Dialogue," a summit on smuggling, drug…

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