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Paraguay's tobacco-growing president says he'll sell off his cigarette factory

Paraguay's new President Horacio Cartes says he's willing to sell off his cigarette-making business that has often drawn criticism from foreign governments worried about contraband.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 16, 2013 19:41
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Tobacco tycoon to lead Paraguay

Mr Cartes, 58, is part of the tiny elite that controls almost everything in Paraguay. His father represented the Cessna aeroplane company in Paraguay, which enabled Mr Cartes to be educated in the US. The president-elect owns controlling shares in banks,
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 24, 2013 10:16
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Conservative Tobacco Magnate Wins Presidential Race in Paraguay

Horacio Cartes, a Paraguayan tobacco magnate, faced various challenges during his presidential bid. He was pressed to explain why antinarcotics police officers apprehended a plane carrying cocaine and marijuana on his ranch in 2000; why he went to prison
New York Times
added Apr 22, 2013 08:15
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Paraguayan Women Taste the Best Cuban Cigars

The celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the Paraguayan city of Encarnacion included activities like the unprecedented tasting of Cuban cigars by local women. A wide selection of cigars shipped directly from Cuba...organized by the firm La Tabacaler
Prensa Latina (cu)
added May 1, 2015 13:42
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[South America/Caribbean] Sneaking a Smoke / Paraguay's Tobacco Business Fuels Latin America's Black Market ($$)

One particular sector seems to play a significant role in the nation's corruption-related challenges—Paraguay's tobacco industry. According to a 2009 study by Uruguay’s Tobacco Epidemic Research Center (CIET), Paraguay accounts for approximately 11 perce
Foreign Affairs
added Feb 7, 2016 21:39
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[Latin America, Paraguay] Brazil Loses $2.1 Billion in Taxes on Cigarette Smuggling

Cigarettes are the most seized contraband product in Brazil. It is estimated that, in a year, the country loses almost R$6.5 billion (US$2.1 billion) in taxes. Most of this contraband comes in through Paraguay, which borders the states of Mato Grosso do
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Jul 27, 2017 06:54
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Tobacco baron battles crime 'crusader' in Paraguay vote

A tobacco baron who never even voted until a few years ago squares off against a self-described crusader against crime and corruption in presidential elections Sunday in Paraguay. The country bordering Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia is seeking a replacem
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 20, 2013 17:08
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[Brazil] Arrests Again Point to Paraguay President’s Contraband Cigarettes

Cigarettes manufactured by a firm belonging to the family of Paraguay’s president have once again been seized after being smuggled across the border into Brazil, firmly pointing towards the involvement of powerful Paraguayan elites in the booming busines
InSight Crime (co)
added Feb 3, 2018 19:15
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Cigarette smuggler arrested, released in Paraguay

Center for Public Integrity
added Mar 25, 2011 00:00
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[Brazil] A guerra perdida contra o tráfico na fronteira com o Paraguai [The lost war against trafficking on the border with Paraguay]

Cigarette smuggling is a millionaire business, lucrative and closely linked to drug trafficking... Traffickers hide marijuana, cocaine and weapons in cigarette smuggling carts to circumvent surveillance
Epoca (br)
added Jul 28, 2017 14:19
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