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Smugglers Used River to Carry cigarettes from Paraguay to Brazil

The Brazilian Federal Police seized seven boats in the Parana River loaded with 125 thousand cigarette packs being smuggled from Paraguay. Discovered near the town of Navirai in Mato Grosso do Sul, the material had entered the country along the border wi
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Nov 3, 2017 17:12
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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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[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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[Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, USA] Insisten en que contrabando de cigarrillos financia a Hezbollah [They insist that cigarette smuggling funds Hezbollah]

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a US organization, issued a report to the US Congress that once again notes that the route of cigarette and drug smuggling funds Hezbollah and other groups Terrorists.
Ultima Hora (py)
added May 18, 2017 02:03
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Paraguay president’s re-election bid unsettles his corporate allies

"This harms the country's image. It conspires against our narrative, and our plan of action," said Daniel Elicetche, president of the Paraguayan-American Chamber of Commerce, which includes local units of 3M Co, British American Tobacco PLC and several
Reuters
added Apr 9, 2017 17:35
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[South America/Caribbean] Protester dies, minister sacked after Paraguay re-election vote

The re-election measure would apply to future presidents and Cartes, a soft-drink and tobacco mogul elected to a five-year term in 2013.
Reuters
added Apr 2, 2017 20:01
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Paraguay Congress wrestles again with presidential re-election law

Soft drink and tobacco mogul Cartes was elected to a five-year term in 2013. His strongest backers want him to be allowed to run for another term next year. Critics say a constitutional change aimed at benefiting a sitting president would be unfair.
Reuters
added Mar 29, 2017 16:00
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[Brazil, Colombia, India, Latin America, Paraguay, South America/Caribbean, Syria] BATE: Corruption and weakened national security: the roles of medicines, tobacco in exacerbating both

The result is a weakening of law and order and the strengthening of organized crime and terror financing. As the largest donor to WHO, the U.S. should demand that it makes sure all experts are at the table regardless of whether they work in the tobacco in
The Hill
added Nov 2, 2016 21:10
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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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[Paraguay] Parsing the Pope’s Words (and Silences) to Hear His Messages in South America

in Paraguay, speaking before an audience including the nation’s president, Horacio Cartes, a conservative tobacco magnate who spent time in prison on fraud charges before entering politics, Francis denounced corruption, calling it “the gangrene of the peo
New York Times
added Jul 13, 2015 09:47
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