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Paraguay plans to amp up military role in fight against gangs

Paraguay plans to amp up military role in fight against



President’s announcement prompts concerns for civil liberties in a country which only emerged from military rule in 1989Mario Abdo Benítez has announced plans to amend Paraguay’s constitution to allow the military a greater role in the battle against increasingly brazen and powerful Brazilian crime gangs.But Paraguay’s president’s announcement on Thursday prompted concerns for civil liberties in a country which only emerged from military rule in 1989 – and skepticism that a militarized crackdown could succeed in reining in the violence after similar strategies have failed in other Latin American countries. Continue reading…



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Author : Will Costa in Asunción

Publish date : 2019-09-12 16:14:48

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