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