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Argentina, Paraguay Smugglers Use Drug Routes for Contraband Soybeans

Argentina, Paraguay Smugglers Use Drug Routes for Contraband Soybeans

Q24N NEWS (Insightcrime.org) Paraguay is exporting more soybeans than it produces in a tell-tale sign of a booming contraband smuggling trade that utilizes the same cross-border blindspots as drug trafficking in the region. An investigation by Argentine television news show Periodismo Para Todos (PPT) has revealed how smugglers are moving soya from Argentina into Paraguay […]

Bust Highlights Paraguay to Europe Sex Trafficking

Bust Highlights Paraguay to Europe Sex Trafficking

Q24N – A joint operation involving authorities in Paraguay, Spain and France has broken up a multi-country sex trafficking network, illustrating some of the lesser-known international dynamics of this illicit business. In a recent press release, the Paraguayan Attorney General’s office announced that the National Police, in conjunction with their French and Spanish counterparts, had […]

Paraguayan Police Run by Mafia, Says Journal

Paraguayan Police Run by Mafia, Says Journal

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (Prensa Latina) The Paraguayan newspaper La Nacion pubished a commentary stating that the lack of security ranks first among national concerns, and accused police of being governed by mafia. The daily pointed out that the population suffers from the continuing scourge of criminals of all kinds, who thrive due to police corruption, […]

Uruguayan President Calls Voters to Respect Tolerance

Uruguayan President Calls Voters to Respect Tolerance

SOUTH AMERICA NEWS (Prensa Latina) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica called the Uruguayan population to vote with respect and joy, in the general elections of Sunday, October 26. “We must go together with our agreements and differences in a joyful and respectful march next Sunday. This is not a war, and it’s not tthe end […]

Paraguay: Minors working for the drug trade

Paraguay: Minors working for the drug trade

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – So far in 2014, six minors under the age of 18 have been arrested after being caught selling crack, cocaine and marijuana during operations by the country’s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD). The year’s first bust occurred on Jan. 30, when SENAD agents arrested a 17-year-old with 44 doses of crack ready for […]