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Paraguay President’s ‘Soul Brother’ Could Surrender in Laundering Case

A friend of Paraguay’s president accused of leading a large, international money laundering scheme has reportedly offered to turn himself in to authorities. But his apparent willingness to cooperate may be a smokescreen for an effort to avoid facing justice…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime.

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Small rebel group causing Paraguay big headaches

Although the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP) only has an estimated 20 to 100 combatants, the government of President Horacio Cartes has made it a top security priority. Cartes did not seem very concerned with the group when he was inaugurated in August 2013, but after a series of high-profile attacks by the rebels early in his term, he called in the military to help the police confront them…

Read this piece in its entirety at Southern Pulse.