All About Paraguay

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 4 AUG 2011

Organized crime is severely restricting the ability of journalists to operate in Paraguay, according to a report published by campaign group Reporters Without Borders.

PARAGUAY / 3 AUG 2011

Paraguayan police raided a ranch believed to have been used by a member of Brazilian drug gang the PCC, one of at least five who escaped from a prison close…

PARAGUAY / 20 JUL 2011

The imprisoned leader of Marxist Paraguayan rebel group the EPP has released a 150-page book promoting the ideals of the organization.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 15 JUL 2011

Brazil’s Federal Police say that arms traffickers are using new routes to get weapons into the country, with entry through sea ports now just as important as land routes.

BRAZIL / 29 JUN 2011

The governments of Brazil and Paraguay have signed an agreement which will see the neighboring nations co-operate more closely to combat organized crime.

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…

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