Latin America Weekly

👮 Paraguayan drugs, Argentinian exports, and Colombian elections

Hello, and welcome to the Latin America Weekly newsletter! In this issue: major drug operations in Paraguay rock some of the country’s leading politicians. Argentina cuts off grain and beef exports. The left storms to victory in Colombia’s congressional elections.

Politics in Paraguay hit by DEA- and Europol-led drug probe

Police officers in Asuncion, Paraguay. Photo: Cesar Olmedo/Reuters via Alamy
Police officers in Asuncion, Paraguay. Photo: Cesar Olmedo/Reuters via Alamy

The past few months in Paraguayan politics have been dominated by drug scandals, crowned by a giant operation orchestrated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other international agencies that led to nearly 100 raids across the country and the arrest of politicians, businessmen, and religious leaders.

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