All About Paraguay

ARGENTINA / 23 NOV 2011

Ten "narco-planes" used to smuggle drugs between Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay have been found so far this year, suggesting that despite efforts by the three countries to monitor their borders,…

BRAZIL / 21 NOV 2011

Paraguayan officials have protested against Brazil’s police and military operations along the shared border, which aim to crack down on the trafficking of weapons and drugs between the two…

EPP / 9 NOV 2011

Half way through a 60-day state of emergency imposed by the Paraguayan government, there have been no real blows struck against the EPP guerrilla group -- unsurprisingly for those who…

BRAZIL / 3 NOV 2011

Brazil’s Federal Police arrested a group allegedly trying to smuggle electronic equipment from Paraguay into northern São Paulo state, driving a police car into the wing of the suspects' plane…

BOLIVIA / 24 OCT 2011

A special task force on public corruption has arrested eight military police accused of participation in a smuggling ring in Matto Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, two…

PARAGUAY / 21 OCT 2011

Paraguay is on the verge of approving a pay rise of up to 40 percent for police and members of the military, a move which may prove useful in the…

BRAZIL / 20 OCT 2011

Authorities in a Paraguayan border town arrested a man identified as one of Brazil's most wanted drug traffickers, in a warning that the Rio de Janeiro's crime bosses have found…

EPP / 12 OCT 2011

Paraguay’s military has been deployed in two northern provinces after the government declared a state of emergency in response to attacks attributed to the EPP rebel group.

EPP / 29 SEP 2011

Paraguay’s House of Representatives indefinitely postponed the declaration of a state of emergency in the north of the country, which was proposed following a deadly attack by the EPP guerrilla…

EPP / 23 SEP 2011

Following a deadly attack by Paraguay's elusive guerrilla group the EPP, the government may deploy further police reinforcements in the northern state of Concepcion, where the rebels are active.

BRAZIL / 14 SEP 2011

Brazilian and Paraguayan forces allegedly exchanged fire last week in the crime-ridden border region, highlighting possible tensions between the security forces of the two countries as they attempt to crack…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 8 SEP 2011

The governor of Brazil’s Parana state announced a plan to use spy planes and satellites to boost security on its border with Paraguay, a key location for the trafficking of…

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