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

Posted on May 13, 2013 • Filed under: Border Issues, Crime, Drug Activity, Paraguay 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 are in a process of Mexicanisation of violence,” Acevedo said in reference to the brutal drug cartel related violence in Mexico that has claimed more than 70,000 lives staggering in just the last six years.

Paraguayan journalist Cándido Figueredo drug trafficking expert estimated that between five and 25 people die each month in violence related to drug trafficking in Pedro Juan Caballero, a center for drug trafficking than 80,000 people 550 kilometers (340 miles) north of Assumption.

So the area was isolated, here in Pedro Juan Caballero, no border crossing in Brazil and sister next to the city of Ponta Pora. Read Article

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