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Brazil Fighting Pesticide Smuggling War on Two Fronts

A growing market for stolen or smuggled pesticides has left Brazil in a bind, as it fights increasingly large robberies at home while also cracking down on smuggled...
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Brazil Eyes Extradition of Former Paraguay President for Money Laundering

In an unprecedented move, authorities in Brazil have requested the extradition of former Paraguay President Horacio Cartes to face money laundering charges related...
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Capture of Levi Felicio on the Brazil-Paraguay Border Raises Uncertainties

The recent arrest of a purported Brazilian criminal gang boss, as well as a number of collaborators, including police, along the Brazil-Paraguay border has revealed...
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Prisons in Paraguay Struggle to Combat Violence from Crack Epidemic

A brutal clash between two clans in a prison in Paraguay this year has shined light on the country’s consumption of crack, the drug that spurred the birth of the...
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Overcrowded, Too Few Guards and Easy Access to Drugs in Paraguay’s Most Crowded Prison

The June 2019 massacre of 13 Rotela Clan members by PCC inmates at the San Pedro prison in Paraguay shed light on the critical situation in which the South American...
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Police Links to Drug Trafficking Endemic in Paraguay

Nearly two dozen police officers in Paraguay are accused of protecting a transnational drug smuggling ring led by a Brazilian trafficker, providing renewed evidence...
The city of Itatí in Corrientes is a strategic point in the marijuana trade in Argentina
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Argentina’s Itatí Trial Reveals City Corrupted by Marijuana Traffickers

A high-profile Argentine drug lord is accused of colluding with a vast network of local politicians and police officers to transport large quantities of marijuana...
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Paraguay Currency Exchanges Launder Vast Amounts of Brazil Drug Money

Brazilian criminal gangs were able to use official currency exchanges in Paraguay to launder over $1.5 billion in drug money, showing how the country continues to...
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Corrupt Paraguay Officials Allow Thriving Contraband Market Into Brazil

A series of raids have highlighted how widespread corruption among Paraguayan officials has allowed smugglers to operate with impunity along the Brazilian border,...