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New PCC Crime Boss Consolidates Power on Brazil-Paraguay Border

The presence of a new Brazilian crime boss operating on the border with Paraguay illustrates the sophisticated expansion strategy of Brazil’s most powerful gang...
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Paraguay President’s ‘Soul Brother’ Could Surrender in Laundering Case

A friend of Paraguay's president accused of leading a large, international money laundering scheme has reportedly offered to turn himself in to authorities. But his...
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Corrupt Police in Paraguay See Opportunity in Illegal Logging

Authorities in Paraguay have arrested more than a dozen police officers for attempting to steal confiscated wood, underscoring the attractiveness of Latin America's...
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Rising Brazil Border Seizures Troubling Sign for the Region

Even without significant investment in border security, weapons and narcotics seizures along Brazil's borders have increased over the last year, giving rise to the...
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Arrests Again Point to Paraguay President’s Contraband Cigarettes

Cigarettes manufactured by a firm belonging to the family of Paraguay's president have once again been seized after being smuggled across the border into Brazil,...
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Is Paraguay’s EPP Expanding Role in Marijuana Trade?

Paraguay’s main guerrilla group has displaced hundreds of Mennonite families from an area not far from strategic drug trafficking routes, raising questions about...
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GameChangers 2017: What to Watch for in 2018

Organized crime thrives amid political corruption and uncertainty. There will be plenty of this in Latin America in 2018, helping organized crime deepen its roots...
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Inside Paraguay’s Illegal Cannabis Plantations

Cowboy hats and flasks adorned with imitation jaguar and snakeskin prints dot the market of the Paraguayan border town of Pedro Juan Caballero. Cross...
Aviones pequeños como estos son utilizados para el tráfico aéreo de drogas en Paraguay
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Takedown in Paraguay Highlights Struggle Against Aerial Trafficking

An international operation led to the disruption of an alleged trafficking network that authorities say managed drug flights from Paraguay to other South...