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Brazil: Operation Ostium combating suspected air traffic on borders

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dialogo-americas.com – Operation Ostium, conducted by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB, per its Portuguese acronym) since March, has reduced suspect air traffic on Brazil’s borders with Bolivia and Paraguay by 80 percent. The operation has reinforced surveillance of the region’s air space with the temporary installation of mobile radar stations in towns near border areas such as Chapecó in Santa Catarina, and Corumbá in Mato Grosso do Sul. Aerial operations from FAB bases have also been enhanced, and military aircraft have been deployed to towns and cities such as Cascavel and Foz do Iguaçu in Paraná, and Dourados in Mato Grosso do Sul, the main base of operations, located 100 kilometers from Paraguay’s border. Read Article

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Paraguay, Major Marijuana Powerhouse

Washington Post – CURUGUATY, Paraguay — Paraguay is a global marijuana powerhouse: The small South American country produces 9 percent of the world’s supply. But until recently, it wasn’t common there to see drug raids or hear helicopters thumping overhead in search of plantations. That’s all changing. Last June, Paraguay’s most prominent crime lord was killed by […]

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Paraguay: Major Heist of Security Firm, nets millions of dollars

(CNN)Dozens of gunmen detonated explosives and set vehicles on fire as they stormed a private security firm in Paraguay, taking millions of dollars and sparking a violent police chase into Brazil. More than 50 people carrying large caliber weapons, dynamite and caltrops took part in what authorities are calling the “robbery of the century.” The […]

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Paraguay: 25 Tons of Venezuelan Bills(currency) found in home

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK Paraguayan police found some 25 tons of Venezuelan bills (currency) hidden in bags in a house in the city of Saltos del Guaira, on the border with Brazil. Banknotes of different denominations were stacked in large sacks against a wall of property owned by a well-known arms […]

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Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay: Flooding causes evacuation of over 100,000 people

Over 100,000 flee flooding in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay Reuters.com reported more than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding in the wake of heavy summer rains brought on by El Niño, authorities said on Saturday. In the worse […]

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Paraguay: Tourists From Brazil, Perish in Capsized Boat Accident

bbc.com reported Brazilian and Paraguayan rescue teams have now retrieved eight bodies from the River Paraguay, where a boat capsized during a storm on Wednesday. The Paraguayan vessel, Dream of the Pantanal, was carrying 11 Paraguayan crew and 16 Brazilian tourists. Thirteen people had managed to swim ashore. Six are still missing and presumed dead. […]

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Sinaloa Cartel Using Two Ports In Peru for major shipments of cocaine hidden in coal shipments

Paita y Callao Major Shipment Points for Sinaloa Cartel / Cocaine hidden in Coal Shipments larepublica.pe reported phone-tapping to the facade Carboniferas Alpha & Omega and Andean Betas of the Peru business owners facilitated the identification and location of two Mexicans identified as alleged representatives of the Sinaloa cartel’s installed in Trujillo, who oversaw the […]

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Paraguay: Teachers to strike for three-months

hispantv.ir reported Paraguayan teachers have announced Thursday a strike for at least three months, from August 27 to November 27, permanent claim of their demands to the Government of Asuncion. On the 27th and 28th of August, the strike of teachers includes hold demonstrations throughout the South American country, and later, shall remain strike permanent […]

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Paraguay: Since inception of democracy 115 peasant leaders executed or disappeared

infobae.com EFE reported a total of 115 peasant leaders executed were killed or disappeared between the 3 February 1989, date of the overthrow of the dictator Alfredo Stroessner, and on August 15, 2013, according to the report of the Coordinating Committee of human rights of Paraguay (Codehupy). “” Computation is included in the “report Chokokue” […]

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Asuncion Paraguay: Presidential Palace Under Attack by Termites

Architects say a termite infestation is threatening Paraguay’s presidential palace. “They’re damaging the wood structure, the floors and the wooden covers, which support some parts of the palace,” architect Gustavo Glavinich said. He said much of the iconic building’s west wing had been damaged. Mr Glavinich also warned that other parts of the 19th-Century building […]

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Paraguay: Father of Ecuador’s Vice President deported, wanted on sex abuse charges

myews3.com/AP reported Paraguayan authorities state they have expelled the father of Ecuador’s vice president. Jorge Glas Viejo was deported to Ecuador. He is wanted in Ecuador on charges of sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl. The director of Interpol’s Paraguay office said Jorge Glas Viejo was detained for violating immigration laws.Read Article

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Paraguay officials grant environmental license to ranching company, threatens lives of Ayoreo Indigenous

Paraguay has caused outrage by quietly granting cattle ranchers a license to bulldoze a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve which is also the last refuge of uncontacted Ayoreo Indians. Paraguay’s Environment Ministry (SEAM) has violated national and international law by issuing an environmental license to ranching company Yaguarete Pora S.A. which puts the lives of the uncontacted […]

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Paraguay plans billions on investments in road projects over ten years

bnamericas.com reported that Paraguay plans to carry out 33 priority road projects, totaling US$2.44bn, with the aim of having 8,000km of the national road network paved in the next 10 years, a spokesperson from the public works and communications ministry (MOPC) told BNamericas. The projects fall within MOPC’s strategic road investment plan for 2013-18, which […]

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Paraguay: hundreds of teachers attend team building day off with strippers (video)

cnn.com reported that a scandal erupted in Paraguay after hundreds of teachers were accused of dancing with strippers during an official retreat. The country’s top education official has said she’s investigating after a cell phone video showing teachers dancing with strippers was leaked to Paraguayan media, where headlines have described the event as an “erotic […]

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Paraná, Brazil: Weapons and Drugs Confiscated at Paraguay-Brazil Border

Terra reported on September 20, 2013 that the Federal Police in conjunction with the IRS confiscated two guns, 200 points of LSD and 60 perfume bottles on the International Friendship Bridge between Paraná and Paraguay. The police detained two suspects after approaching a vehicle entering Brazil with Paraguayan license plates. Read Article

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Insecurity in Northern Paraguay

plenglish.com reported…Paraguayan organizations leaders defending human rights went to the north of Paraguay after they said they had received information that there is insecurity in the population because of the militarization of the zone.More than 400 troops from the Army, Air Force and Navy were sent to the city of Tacuati, more than 400 kilometers […]

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Amazonas, Brazil: Police Operation Confiscates R$40 million in Pirated Goods

acritica.uol.com.br reported on August 25, 2013 that 200 civil and military police officers of Operation “Safe Centre” in Manaus, Amazonas seized more than R$40 million worth of pirated goods. The operation is designed to combat the trade of smuggled products as well as tax envision at businesses that sell these products. The products were confiscated […]

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La Paz, Bolivia: Cosmetics Distributor Copamar Investigated for Human Trafficking

On August 21, 2013 La Prensa Noticias reported that cosmetics distributor Copamar, which operates in La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and Tarija, is being investigated on suspicion of trafficking approximately 200 young women between 18 and 25 years old. According to prosecutor Humberto Quispe, Copamar would investigate the social and family lives of the girls […]

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La Paz, Bolivia: 3 Copamar Employees Charged with Human Trafficking, Fraud

On August 20, 2013 La Razón Noticias reported the arrest of three individuals accused of defrauding and trafficking victims through the company Copamar. Attorney General Humberto Quispe informed last night that the suspects were initially charged with scamming young people with the false promise of joining the perfume-selling company in exchange for 2,100 bolivianos (around […]

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Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil: Smuggling Activity Results in R$19 million Seized

On August 19, 2013 Globo reported that the Federal Highway Police in Mato Grosso do Sul have confiscated R$19 million worth of contraband goods this year, more than half being cigarettes. In total, 400 vehicles have been seized over the past two years for either smuggling or embezzlement. As police have tightened the border between […]

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Tres Arroyos, Argentina: Suspect Arrest for Human Trafficking

On August 16, 2013 Informate Acá reported the arrest of an adult male on charges of human trafficking. The arrest of the suspect, whose identity has yet to be revealed, is closely connected to the July 4 police raid on the “Coquetas” cabaret. Eight women, mostly from Paraguay, were rescued during the July raid. According […]

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Londrina, Brazil: Police Operation Combat Drug Trafficking in Border Region

odiario.com reported on August 14, 2013 that 70 federal police officers participated in Operation “Caturra” designed to combat drug trafficking in the region of Londrina near Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul. The investigation, which began in February of this year, has arrested 12 people in total while seizing 600 pounds of marijuana, 60 pounds […]

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Itakyry, Paraguay: Senad Agents Seize 26 Tons of Marijuana near Brazilian Border

From lainformacion.com on August 8, 2013- Paraguayan agents seized 26 tons marijuana in the Itakyry District in the department of Alto Parana near the border with Brazil. The drugs were hidden in three clandestine camps in a wooded area. The seized drugs estimated value was  $13 million in the Brazilian market, where 80% of Paraguayan […]

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Ypehú, Paraguay: Senad Destroys 34 Hectares of Marijuana with Support from the Brazilian Federal Police

From lainformacion.com on August 3, 2013- Agents from Paraguay’s anti-drug agency, Senad, along with members of the Brazilian Federal Police burned 34 hectares of marijuana plants near the city of Ypehú, Canindeyú some 100 km from the border with Brazil. The operation included 18 parcels of land with marijuana in various stages of growth, some […]

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Paraguay: 120 thousand hectares wheat destroyed by frost past week

elnuevoempresario.com reported that over 120 thousand hectares of wheat were destroyed by frost in the last week in parts of the country, reported the Agricultural Coordinator Paraguay. The organization endorsed a figure close to $ 150 million losses, especially in the department of Alto Paraná, for there meant the loss of 50 percent of the […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Textile Factory Manager Arrested for Human Trafficking

On July 26, 2013 Buenos Aires Ciudad Noticias reported that police have arrested the manager of a textile factory in the Flores district of Buenos Aires on charges of human trafficking. The factory produced clothing for several brands, including Siamo Fuori and Pido Gancho. The manager is accused of holding captive two foreign workers, a […]

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Paraná, Brazil: Police Report Drug and Counterfeit Seizures in Border Regions

On July 24, 2013 ilustrado.com.br reported that within a year the Battalion Border Police in Paraná confiscated about 2 tons of drugs, counterfeit items valued at R$25 million, and more than five thousand packages of smuggled cigarettes valued at R$1.8 million. Many of the seizures have occurred in border areas of Argentina and Paraguay. Commander […]

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Parana, Brazil: Drug Traffickers Detained for Transporting 100 pounds of Drugs

odiaro.com.br reported on July 16, 2013 that the Federal Police in Mauá da Serra arresed two drug traffickers for transporting 100 pounds of drugs from Campo Grande to Curitiba. The suspects; a Brazilian and Paraguayan, showed suspicion when pulled over and questioned by police. The driver claims to receive U.S. $ 12,000 to deliver the […]

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Limpio, Paraguay: 5 Traffickers with Links to Argentine Drug Ring Detained

From lainformacion.com on July 10, 2013- Agents of Paraguay’s anti-narcotics ministry, Senad, arrested five Paraguayans in the city of Limpio, outside of Asunción,  on charges of drug trafficking. 4.5 tons of marijuana was also seized in the operation. According to the authorities, this group had been operating in Argentina for some time, as their leader […]

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Carapachay, Argentina: Four Paraguayan Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued

On July 5, 2013 Sitio Andino Noticias reported the rescue of four Paraguayan women, including a 17 year old, from a brothel house in Carapachay. During the raid, the alleged operator of the brothel house, or “privado,” was also arrested on charges of human trafficking. The rescued began following a 911 call from a woman […]

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Del Viso, Argentina: Four Trafficking Victims Rescued During Police Raid

On July 6, 2013 Diario Pilar Regional reported the rescue of four adult Paraguayan women, the apparent victims of human trafficking, from an apartment in Del Viso where the women had been held captive. The victims are believed to have been kidnapped after responding to advertisements offering employment opportunities. However, the women later discovered that […]

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Tres Arroyos, Argentina: Police Dismantle Human Trafficking Gang

On July 6, 2013 El Ancasti Noticias reported that members of the Federal Police force have dismantled a gang suspected of sexual exploitation in Tres Arroyos. During the operation which included a raid of the nightclub “Coqueta”, three people were arrested and eight victims were rescued. After intensive investigation, Federal Police arrested the owner and […]

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Ponta Pora, Brazil: Drug Traffickers Detained for Smuggling Cocaine

Globo reported on July 3, 2013 that the Civil Police in Ponta Pora, Mato Grosso do Sul, detained three suspects part of gang led by the largest drug dealer in the Federal District of Brasilia. The suspects are accused of receiving and transporting cocaine from other countries such as Bolivia, Colombia, and Paraguay to the […]

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San Lorenzo, Paraguay: Trafficking Gang Recruits Victims Via Internet

On June 30, 2013 ABC Noticias reported the case of an unemployed woman from San Lorenzo, who was kidnapped and raped after being approached by three women through Facebook. The suspects were identified as Miriam, Marlene and Marta González. After winning the confidence of the victim, one of them offered her a job in José […]

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Paraguay: Authorities Seize 5 Kilos of Drugs on the Bank of the Parana River

From abc.com.py on June 17, 2013- Narcotics police in Paraguay received information about a drug sale that was to occur on the banks of the Parana River. The authorities set up a surveillance area, but were discovered by the suspected drug trafficker. Upon discovering the police the suspect fled. The area was then inspected and […]

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Porto Alegre, Brazil: Paraguayan Detained for Using Books to Transport Drugs

On June 17, 2013, Globo reported that a 29-year old from Paraguay, was arrested on Sunday (16) at the Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre. The man is accused for using books to hide and transport cocaine. The Federal Police seized 3.8 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside a magazine as well as drugs found […]

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Paraguay: Authorities Destroy 6 Hectares of Marijuana

From Prensa Mercosur on June 12, 2013- Paraguayan authorities have destroyed 6 hectares of marijuana in the village of Maria Auxiliadora in the department of Amambay. The marijuana fields were hidden amongst corn fields in the mountains 45 kilometers from Pedro Juan Caballero. According to authorities, this operation was a significant financial loss to the […]

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Paraguay: Massive Marijuana Production amongst Peasants

From lainformacion.com on June 8, 2013- Authorities from the National Anti-Drug Ministry in Paraguay (Senad) have reported that in their country, the largest producer of Marijuana in the region, entire peasant communities on the Paraguay-Brazil border are dedicated to the cultivation of large plantations of the drug. These communities, between 40 and 60 members, engage […]

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Paraguay: Europeans Detained with 6.1 Kilos of Bolivian Cocaine

From Lainformacion.com on June 11, 2013- Agents of the Paraguayan counternarcotics brigade arrested a 26 year old Spanish, and a 50 year old Italian who were attempting to smuggle 6.1 kilos of cocaine to Amsterdam. The drugs were detected by a police dog during a routine check at the cargo area of the Silvio Pettirossi […]

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1.5 Tons of Marijuana Seized in Paraguay

Froml lainformacion.com on June 5, 2013- Agents from the National Anti-drug Ministry of Paraguay (Senad) seized 1.5 tons of marijuana that was hidden in a tourist bus whose final destination was Rio de Janeiro. A spokesperson from Senad indicated that another bus had already crossed in Brazil and would later be intercepted by the Brazilian […]

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Paraguay: 3.5 Tons of Marijuana Seized in Lake Itaipú

From Diario La Jordana on June 3, 2013- Agents of the Military Police found more than 3.5 tons of marijuana hidden along the banks of Lake Itaipú. Intelligence gathered by the Environmental Police led to the seizure of the marijuana. The authorities conducted the search for the drugs by both land and water. The drugs […]

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Brazil: Air Force and Federal Police Join Forces With Use of Drones

Globo reported on May 23, 2013 the first joint action by the Brazilian Air Force and the Federal Police to use drones to help monitor crimes in Paraná, alongside the border with Paraguay. With infrared cameras and thermal sensors, police can locate drugs in cars and boats from above; a more helpful way to track […]

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Caaguazú, Paraguay: Police Capture Four Sex Traffickers

On May 22, 2013 ABC Color reported that four suspected members of an international sex trafficking network were arrested yesterday in an operation conducted in Caaguazú. The suspects are accused of capturing Paraguayan females to send them to Spain, where they were forced into prostitution. 14 suspects in the same case were captured last April […]

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Paraguay Begins New Operation to Combat Drugs on the Brazilian Border

Lainformacion.com reported on May 23, 2013 that Paraguay has destroyed 26 tons of marijuana in the early stages of an operation called, “Nueva Alianza IV” (New Partnership IV). The Anti-drug Secretariat of Paraguay (Senad) said that the operation began on Wednesday in an effort to eradicate crops and marijuana collection centers in the wooded areas […]

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Paraná, Brazil: Police Operation Arrests 24 Suspects for Drug Trafficking

On May 23, 2013, Globo reported that a Civil Police operation in Toledo, Brazil, arrested 24 people for involvement in drug trafficking. Chief delegate Antonio Donizete Botelho, stated that investigations revealed that several individuals had a connection of buying marijuana and cocaine from Paraguay to sell in the region and in other cities in Paraná. […]

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427 Kilos of Marijuana Seized in Santiago, Paraguay

May 22, 2013- According to lainformacion.com on May 21, 2013 Paraguayan authorities seized 427 kilos of marijuana in southern Paraguay in town of Santiago. In addition to the drugs, authorities apprehended one person. In the last month, Paraguayan authorities have seized more than 52 tons of marijuana in operations throughout the country. Paraguay is one […]

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Comando Vermelho Members Detained on the Paraguay-Brazil Border

May 22, 2013- According to lainformacion.com, Paraguayan police arrested 5 members of the Brazilian criminal organization, Comando Vermelho in the Bella Vista Norte zone of the department of Amambay on May 21, 2013. Agents of the Paraguayan National Anti-drug Secretariat (Senad) carried out the arrests with the collaboration of the Paraguayan Military and the Brazilian […]

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Mato Grosso Do Sul, Brazil: Governor of Paraguay Visits to Increase Border Security

acritica.net reported on May 21, 2013 that the soon to be new governor of Paraguay, Pedro Gonzales, will visit Brazil today; May 22, to discuss with the Governor of Mato Gross do Sul, André Puccinelli, issues of industry, commerce, and agriculture. Pedro Gonzales wants to create a free trade zone as well as increase job […]

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Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay: no mans land of drugs, violence

Spain-noticias.com reported that tons of illegal drugs through the area have upped the ante in terms of the violence that shadows often very lucrative organized crime, and here, in clashes between drug rings Brazil and Paraguay. “The deaths you see are Mexican style. There are headless bodies, severed arms, bodies burned alive, “he said. “We […]

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Men Arrested on Brazil-Paraguay Border, Face Charges of International Drug Trafficking

On April 17, 2013, Campo Grande News reported that two men were arrested in Paranhos, 469 kilometers from Campo Grande and on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.  Originally police wanted Leonardo Rocha Gonçalves, 22, on a robbery charge; but upon his arrest, they found additional evidence linking him to Edmar Alegre da Cunha, 28. […]

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Paraguay: law enforcement interventions contribute to $200 million in losses for traffickers

The National Anti-Drug Secretariat ensures June 2012 to March this year, has caused a loss of over $ 200 million for drug traffickers. During that time, the 261 ran Senad interventions throughout the country, with actions to eradicate marijuana crops and constant attacks to micro. In nine months in office have made ​​record seizures, as […]

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Brazilian Army to Begin Project to Target Drug Trafficking Along Border

On April 2, 2013, Midiamax reported that the Brazilian Army is initiating a project in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul to combat drug and arms trafficking along the Brazil-Paraguay border. Approximately 50 soldiers will be deployed in Mato Grosso do Sul, and their route will include roughly 600 kilometers of roads and waterways. […]

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Guaíra, Brazil: Federal Police Seizes 300 Kilograms of Contraband Paraguayan Pesticides

On April 3, 2013, Portal Guaíra reported that the Brazilian Federal Police arrested a man and seized two vehicles late last night in the city of Guaíra, close to the Brazil-Paraguay border. Inside the two vehicles police discovered approximately 300 kilograms of illegal pesticides. The pesticides were confirmed to be of Paraguayan origin. The detained […]

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Minga Guazú, Paraguay: Lebanese national detained airport with false passport

The alien is identified as Ftouni Abbas, of age, who arrived on Thursday afternoon at the airport of Minga Guazú, Migration reported. According to the report, the officer Adrian Martinez found that the password presented by the Lebanese filing was false, so that informed a superior name Joel Benítez, after thorough verification and found that […]

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Paraguay: Dengue alert, 23 dead so far in 2013

lmcordoba.com.ar reported that a new dengue epidemic forced the health authorities to enact national epidemiological alert on 8 January. Health authorities in Paraguay today raised to 23 the death toll due to dengue so far this year, a total of 21,367 suspected cases of the disease. The Director General of Health Surveillance ministry area, Celia […]

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Paraguay, Brazil officials destroy 300 hectares of marijuana an Amambay Department

Narcs Paraguay, with support from the Brazilian police, destroyed 309 hectares of marijuana in Amambay department, on the border with Brazil, reported the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (Senad). These illegal crops were eliminated in the three days of a joint operation between the Paraguayan and Brazilian authorities carried out in forested regions Capitan Bado, Amambay, 600 […]

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Lino Oviedo, presidential candidate for Paraguay dies in helicopter crash

The retired general and Paraguayan presidential candidate, Lino Oviedo, died last night in the crash of the helicopter he was traveling when it crossed the Paraguayan Chaco province. Nothing confirmed the news today, Paraguayan President Federico Franco, expressed his condolences “to the family of General, the adherents of his party and all the people of […]

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Paraguay: two Cubans detained at airport, trying to get to U.S. with fake passports

espanol.upi.com reported that two Cuban citizens seeking to travel to the United States with false passports were arrested on Tuesday morning at the airport Silvio Pettirossi, appropriated ABC. Acosta is Katherine Stone and Insiesta Lisandra Rodriguez, who arrived in Paraguay with false passports on January 25 pretending to be Panamanian, said on ABC Color journalist […]

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Tourist Warning for Dengue outbreak in areas of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia

For the dengue epidemic in neighboring countries, Argentina prevention extreme Sanjuan8.com reported that the Ministry of Health warned tourists who plan to travel to countries Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia take extra preventive measures against the disease so far this year and caused 317 deaths. The Ministry of Health warned tourists planning to travel to neighboring […]

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Never ending war in Paraguay

The economist.com reported that the fall of the “father of all Paraguayans” was even more abrupt than his rise. In 2008 Fernando Lugo, a Catholic bishop and liberation theologian who called himself a champion of the poor, won his country’s presidential election and broke the Colorado Party’s chokehold on power. Shortly after his inauguration, however, […]

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Paraguay: peasant leader murdered

Gunmen murdered one of the last surviving leaders of a peasant movement in Paraguay whose land dispute with a politician prompted the end of Fernando Lugo’s presidency in June. Vidal Vega, 48, was hit four times by bullets from a 12-gauge shotgun and a .38-caliber revolver fired by two unidentified men who sped away on […]

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Paraguay to begin producing oil by mid – 2013

Paraguayan president Federico Franco announced on Monday that starting on 2013 the country will become an oil producing nation, after a recent discovery close to the border with Argentina. According to Franco, researchers have discovered “plenty of top quality oil” in the “Cuenca de Pirity” area, in the Chaco region, west and north of Asunción. […]

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Director of Paraguay’s Red Cross and family members accused of fraud against the organization

Through the use of false invoices, computer data and other adulterated fraudulent methods, five brothers who provided various services to the Paraguayan Red Cross millionaires amounts of money diverted from the institution and stole dozens of computers, according to a complaint filed yesterday in the prosecution by the humanitarian organization nonprofit. The paper cites as […]

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Paraguay: 600 kilos of cocaine seized, 20 arrested in international drug ring

Asuncion Paraguay narcs today seized more than 600 kilograms of cocaine and dismantled an international drug ring with the arrest of 20 people of various nationalities, in a farm located in the northeast of the country. The operation took place in the jurisdiction of Salto del Guaira, Canindeyú department, 600 kilometers northeast of the capital, […]

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Narco traffickers from Paraguay using drug routes through Tarija Bolivia

Tarija, Colonel Raul Herbas, announced that due to a track that was made in recent weeks, it was established that drug traffickers use routes Paraguayans this department for transportation of marijuana. Investigations disclosed that the illegal is transported to the borders of Chile, being that sometimes reach the Republic of Peru. Read Article

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Emboscada, Paraguay: four suspects detained bus with arms and 15 kilos of marijuana

Police stopped and searched passengers of a bus in Emboscada Paraguay. Four young people were detained after discovering a stash of marijuana and several weapons including rifles. Read Article

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Paraguay: Man detained with backpack of dynamite in Concepción

Police said it is Diosnel Giménez Salvador Benitez, 27. According to the report, the man had said that the explosives from a quarry located in Concepción. However, it was found that the detainee does not work for the quarry where explosives removed. He was arrested at a roadblock in Paso Otero, way to Loreto, about […]

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Radio Station in Paraguay allegedly attacked by members of Paraguayan People’s Army with explosives

ultimahora.com reported that police chief, Antonio Gamarra, Concepcion police chief, is leading the operation in Horqueta to investigate new attack allegedly carried out by members of the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP). The radio workers who were unharmed horqueteña are Juan Carlos Godoy and Teresa Villa Alta Silva Fleitas, who were on the radio, in a […]

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Paraguay, German retiree brutally beaten, robbed in residence

HERNANDARIAS. An old German was tortured and brutally beaten by three marginal house during a violent assault. The robbery occurred in the early hours of yesterday, in the neighborhood of this city Mariscal Lopez. The victim was robbed of ten thousand dollars and eight million Gs, plus a car which was later abandoned in the […]

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2,500 left homeless Paraguay due to intense storms

More than two thousand 500 families affected with the same number of houses affected were reported in Paraguay because of the storm that hit the country until the early hours of the morning today. A part of the National Emergency Secretariat provided that report that binds to preliminary estimate of five people killed and 80 […]

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Paraguay President secured employment with the government for 25 family members, close friends

A report by the Paraguayan Radio Ñanduti certifies that more than 25 family members and close relatives of current President Federico Franco government posts. The paper appeared Monday morning September 17 Site Paraguay Voices, a community media organization created South American country after the coup d’état in that country on 22 June. Read Article

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Nearly 300 kilos of marijuana seized on tour bus headed from Paraguay to Uruguay

Lanacion.com.py reported that 290 kilos of maijuana was seized on a tour bus. National Police narcotics unit made the seizur on 26 km route No. 7 near Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia. The seizure was made by members of the National Police narcotics, Regional Ciudad del Este, in the 26 There wee 24 people on the […]

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Paraguay: Colombian detained with no papers, carrying bomb making instructions

An officer of the 11th precinct of Lambaré, told the Colombian ULTIMAHORA.COM was arrested near the streets Rca. Argentina and Paseo del Solar. The man, who identified himself as Carlos Andrés Cangarife, was walking in place, and in a routine police officers noticed the presence of the suspect, when they proceeded to the BBCode Verification […]

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Paraguay: Paraguayan People’s Army using brutal method of murder using mining explosives

Corn Eusebia’s murder in Azote’y, with a bomb gelamón base, you blew my mind, implies a shift in the methods of the armed group practices related to terrorism. The horror caused by the assassination marks a substantial variation in violent action methods hitherto employed by the armed group, from the most popular methods of implementing […]

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Bolivia: concerns about Paraguay’s intention to install U.S. bases on border

According to opinion.com.bo – Bolivia was engrossed verbally in recent months with its neighbors by versions on installing U.S. military bases in Paraguay, the arms of Chile, Peru’s military incursion and Brazilian drug trafficking and asylum an opposition senator, with little appearance Foreign Ministry, but with several partners in the country, according to the former […]

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Paraguay: Youth reject call to military service

A long line of young Paraguayans dawned today at an office of the Ministry of Defense, in this capital, to express their opposition to a possible call to military service. Attendance at what is called Conscientious Objection address is part of a massive response from last week unleashed across the country to a military order, […]

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130 kilos of cocaine seized in spare tires attempting to enter Argentina from Paraguay

Customs staff-Clorinda, kidnapped last night Saturday at the Loyola Bridge control 130 kilos of marijuana that were hidden in two spare wheels of international transport Paraguayan patent sought to enter the country. It is presumed that “the idea” was “crossing the empty truck” by Puerto Pilcomayo “but the strong wind that moves the raft did […]

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Paraguay, Argentina: Lions and tigers without visas moved to Paraguay Zoo

A Paraguayan prosecutor ordered the transfer to Assumption of 16 tigers and lions from a circus that were retained in a border with Argentina over irregularities in the documentation, reported a source in the Prosecutor. The prosecutor Jose Luis Casaccia, former Minister of the Ministry of Environment (SEAM), ordered the transfer of the animals to […]

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Police in Paraguay seize 726 pounds of cocaine in private port; Bound for Italy

Anti-narcotics police in Paraguay seized 726 pounds of cocaine in the private port of Caacupemí, in Asuncion. According to El Nuevo Heraldo, the drugs were found hidden inside pieces of wood in containers bound for Italy. Police have identified and arrested those responsible for the shipment, though their identities have not been released to the […]

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Operations in Argentina lead to seizure of cocaine from Bolivia and marijuana

Two anti-narcotics operations in Argentina led to the capture of nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine and 82 of marijuana. The first seizure occurred at the Quiaca checkpoint on Route 9, where drug sniffing dogs were able to alert officials of a suspicious Peugeot vehicle. According to Diario La Nueva Provincia, 97 kilos of cocaine were […]

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Brazilian military border operation puts skids on crime but cross border business with Paraguay

Ultimahora.com reported …. Not only the number of transnational crimes such as trafficking and smuggling of arms and drugs, which are declining these days, the weekend was reported very few acts of violence such as murder, robbery and drug dealing in Foz de Iguazu and hinterland. While on the Paraguayan side, trade in Ciudad del […]

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Narco-trafficking along Paraguay-Brazil border an intense issue, experts say

Experts report that drug trafficking between Paraguay and Brazil has reached new levels of intensity. Weapons and ammunition trafficking is also an issue between the two countries. According to Diario Vanguardia, marijuana was the most trafficked item, followed by crack, cigarettes, and weapons, consecutively. These items were found in Brazil after extended operations near the […]

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Paraguay: Spanish businessman implicated in bulldozing, Ayoreo tribe at risk

One of Spain’s richest men has been implicated in the illegal bulldozing of a South American forest where the last uncontacted Indians outside the Amazon are hiding, following a recent raid by Paraguayan officials. Jacinto Rey González is President of ranching firm Carlos Casado SA, which is a subsidiary of Spanish construction and property giant […]

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15 billion pesos worth of marijuana seized in Argentina; Came from Paraguay, Brazil

Over 3.5 tons of high-purity marijuana, presumably from Paraguay, was discovered near Yapeyú, Argentina, along Route 14. The shipment entered Argentina from Brazil on a truck, Diario Epoca reports. The driver, a Brazilian, had left Bernardo de Irigoyen and was headed to the city of Rosario, in the Santa Fe province. The truck was supposedly […]

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Amnesty International urges Paraguay to address issues of Indigenous

On the occasion of International Day of Indigenous Peoples, Amnesty International (AI) has urged on Thursday the new Government of Paraguay, to undertake measures for native peoples. “This happens, for full and immediate compliance with the judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of ancestral land claims by indigenous communities in […]

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Paraguay: police evict hunderds of peasants from a farm, weapons used

Paraguayan police on Monday evicted hundreds of peasants who had occupied since last Saturday night a farm in Guaira Falls, located in the east. More than 300 police officers used tear gas to vacate the property titled in the name of a Brazilian citizen, after the ultimatum expired prior to the eviction, sources with the […]

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City in Paraguay is key in the trafficking of women

The city of Alto Parana in Paraguay is one of the central areas involved in the crime of trafficking women. According to Diario Vanguardia, Paraguay is an exportation country when it comes to human trafficking. Alto Parana encounters particularly high rates of trafficking due to extreme poverty levels. Officials claim it is impossible to control […]

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Paraguay: In 2008, Sinaloa cartel attempted unsuccesfully to start base of drug operations

Perhaps because of the fame that has the Paraguay to have weak controls drug trafficking and its corruption, Mexicans decided to travel the country to establish a base of operations, as in Argentina, the gang’s ringleader, Juan Jesus Preciado , was being sought by police. The Sinaloa cartel in Mexico planned to set up their […]

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Drugs seized in Paraguay; Shipment bound for Brazil

Officials in Paraguay seized a drug shipment hidden in a vehicle along Route 7 in Ciudad del Este. 350 bricks of cocaine had been transferred from a gray Nissan vehicle to a white Scania truck, Color ABC reports. Authorities believe the shipment was ordered by a criminal gang operated by Tomas Rojas, alias “Toma’i”. Two […]

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Paraguay: Drugs, documents, and vehicles seized in raid, but suspect escapes

2.030 kilograms of cocaine were found by police during a home raid in Minga Guazú, Paraguay. Three vehicles were also seized, including a white Hyundai truck with a double bottom. Several documents located in the house confirmed that drug trafficking operations took place in the residence, DN Press reports. However, the man wanted for these […]

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The “Border Gang” drug trafficking organization usurped in Argentina

A drug trafficking gang called “la banda de la frontera,” or the Border Gang was usurped after officials arrested four men and three women in La Matanza, Argentina. The organization is known to traffick drugs between Argentina and Paraguay. A large quantity of marijuana, two vehicles, firearms, and cash were seized during the operation, Online […]

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Paraguay: 125 kilos marijuana discovered, apparently abandoned

A shipment of 125, 45 kilos of marijuana, possibly abandoned, was found by the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (Senad), in a wooded area of ​​Wye, Concepción. The discovery of the marijuana was in the town of Paso Mbutu, Horqueta district. Until there came the agents of Senad, before presence information of the drug. Read Article

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Several arrested in Romania recieving parcel packages of cocaine from Costa Rica, Paraguay (Video)

Part of shipment of cocaine hidden in speakers. (Video) Two teenagers were arrested July 13, 2012 in Targu Jiu, Romania while they picked up a package containing 300 grams of cocaine. The package was mailed from Paraguay. Three others were arrested with 600 grams of cocaine from Costa Rica, street value of 100,000 euros. Read […]

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Three raids in Paraguay lead to multiple drug arrests

Three raids around Paraguay, in Villa Elisa, San Antonio, and Luque, led to multiple arrests for drug crimes. In Villa Elisa, five family were arrested, according to La Nacion. One, Reyes Santa Cruz, possessed 60 doses of crack cocaine, marijuana, and two firearms. Another raid took place in the Achucarro neighborhood of San Antonio, where […]

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Driver abandons vehicle containing half ton of drugs in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

A driver abandoned his vehicle at a shopping center in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, after police attempted to stop him. The vehicle was transporting 551 kilos of marijuana and 1 kilo, 65 grams of crack cocaine. According to Ultima Hora, the shipment of drugs was heading toward Foz de Yguazú as its final destination. The […]

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Drug mule recruiter arrested in Paraguay; sent mules to Spain with cocaine

Marcela Gabina Franco Bogado (43), was arrested outside her home in the Santa Ana district of Asuncion, Paraguay. She is accused of recruiting youths to traffick drugs, particularly cocaine, to Europe in their stomachs and genitals, according to a Color ABC report. A mule captured in the capital’s airport in September 2011 with capsules of […]

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Venezuela halts oil shipments to Paraguay and recalls ambassador

Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, said last Sunday that he ordered to halt oil shipments to Paraguay and recalled Venezuela’s ambassador in Asuncion after the impeachment of former president Fernando Lugo which he called a coup. While oil exports from Venezuela represent 27 percent of oil consumption in Paraguay, Sergio Escobar, head of state-owned Petropar, said […]

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Origin or Lugo’s demise stem from eviction of farmers

The origin of the crisis that led to the ouster of former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo and was the eviction of a farm. Earlier this month dozens of families pitched their tents on a farm near the town of Curuguaty, some 300 kilometers north of Asuncion. It was not ground either. Blas belongs to N. […]

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Paraguay President removed from office “Institutional Coup”, violence breaks out

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo was removed from office on Friday at 18:30 hours following an impeachment vote in the Senate where the motion was supported by 39 votes, four against and two absent. Minutes later, riots broke out in the square next to Congress when hundreds rejected the vote expressing support for the ousted former […]

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Colombian and Venezuelan arrested in Paraguay for drug possession

Police in Paraguay arrested Colombian Ulisis Peñalosa (57) and Venezuelan Fernando Stimac (43) in Asunción for drug possession. According to El Tiempo, police discovered cocaine during a raid on two houses in the city, one in Villa Morra and the other in Santísima Trinidad. Police reported 266 packages of cocaine were found in the first […]

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