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...
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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
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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
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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...