Paraguay seized 728 metric tons of marijuana during 2017’s first semester

Are Politics Behind Paraguay’s Spiking Marijuana Seizures?

A sharp increase in marijuana seizures and eradication in Paraguay this year is likely only a temporary trend attributable to political factors rather than a...
Paraguayan authorities seized a plane used to transport cocaine

Corruption Undermining Paraguay Efforts to Combat Drug Flights

A top anti-narcotic prosecutor in Paraguay said that weak controls by aviation authorities have impeded the country's fight to stop aerial drug trafficking, a...
PCC graffiti inside a Brazil prison

Brazil’s Biggest Gang Sets Sights on Regional Expansion

A slew of recent reports indicates Brazil's PCC is stepping up its criminal activities in countries throughout South America, which one expert says is a clear sign...
Members of Paraguay’s Joint Task Force during an operation

Military Commander’s Firing Highlights Failures in Combating Paraguay Rebels

Paraguay's task force targeting the EPP guerrilla group has been assigned its seventh commander in less than four years, a sign of the country's failure to defeat...
Paraguay's National Police headquarters

Paraguay Police Took Bribes From Marijuana Producers: Audio Recording

A network of corrupt police officials allegedly involved in a major bribery scheme in Paraguay has been dismantled, further indicating the negative effects that the...
The Prosegur headquarters blasted open with explosives during the attack

Commando-Style Heist Plunges Paraguay Border Town Into Chaos

Paraguay's Ciudad del Este witnessed scenes reminiscent of war as several dozen heavily armed men undertook a sophisticated and lethal heist operation, which...

Weekly InSight: Mexico Violence, Money Laundering and Brazil-Paraguay Narco War

In our March 30 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed some of the main stories that we covered this...
A drug plane seized during the raid in Argentina

Paraguay-Argentina Crime Group Used Planes to Smuggle Marijuana

Authorities in Buenos Aires arrested 10 members of a binational criminal group that used planes to smuggle marijuana from Paraguay to Argentina, showing the...
Authorities inspect the scene where a dismembered body was recently discovered

Is Gang War in Brazil Behind Recent Violence in Paraguay?

A recent spate of violence on the border between Brazil and Paraguay suggests a battle for control of drug trafficking routes in the area, but it remains unclear...