2012-04-01

Paraguay Fights Against Terror

[AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE]

[AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE]

Paraguay’s Government took action against the armed left-wing group the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP for its Spanish acronym) by sending military troops and more than 1,000 extra police to the provinces of Concepción and San Pedro for a 60-day operation that started in November 2011.

The EPP has gained prominence in recent years due to several high-profile kidnappings and raids, and security forces continue the search for the group’s members in northern Concepción province. “We are not going to back off a millimeter in the fight against the EPP,” said Carlos Filizzola, Paraguay’s interior minister.

Sources: Reuters, www.paraguay.com

Do you like this article?

35Rating no
Add Your Comment Comment Policy
*denotes required field

Tue Apr 15 22:20:17 2014

Poll

Do you consider Organized Crime a threat to stability in your country?

View results