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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...
The Specialized Police Unit facility where Jarvis Chimenes Pavão is detained
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Brazil’s Biggest Gang Planning Kingpin’s Paraguay Prison Break: Police

Brazil's largest and most powerful criminal organization is allegedly plotting to free a prominent drug trafficker currently jailed in Paraguay, raising questions...
Jarvis Chimenes Pavão with Paraguay anti-drug police
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Brazil Crime Boss Sold ‘Tons’ of Drugs From Paraguay Prison

Brazil authorities have reportedly dismantled an international drug trafficking network that purchased tons of drugs from a Brazilian crime boss jailed in Paraguay,...
Paraguayan political figure Fredy Alberto Godoy Segovia, center, arrested in Bolivia
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Paraguay Politician Arrested in Bolivia With 5 Tons of Marijuana

A Paraguayan politician was arrested during Bolivia's biggest marijuana seizure this year, highlighting how deeply involved Paraguay's officials have become in the...
Contraband cigarettes seized in Paraguay
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Report Breaks Down Paraguay to Brazil Cigarette Smuggling Trail

A new investigation into the cigarette smuggling trail between Paraguay and Brazil lays out the inner workings of a criminal economy that generates huge profits for...
Authorities dismantle a marijuana plantation in Paraguay
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With Farmers Lacking Alternatives, Paraguay Marijuana Production Surges

A new report says authorities in Paraguay have been unable to stop a boom in marijuana production because farmers cannot earn a comparable income growing licit...
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LatAm Presidents and the Law: Is Era of Impunity Nearing Its End?

From kidnapping and mass murder to money laundering and misuse of public funds, contemporary Latin American leaders have been investigated for a broad range of...
Protestors set Paraguay’s congress on fire over an earlier electoral reform
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Paraguay Politicians Walk Back Proposal to Gut Campaign Finance Rules

Under public pressure, Paraguay's deputies backtracked on last-minute modifications that had left completely hollow a bill meant to address criminal infiltration of...