Brazil and Paraguay Sign Agreement to Fight Drug Trafficking
By Dialogo June 30, 2011
On 28 June, in the context of the Mercosur summit held in Asunción through 29 June, the governments of Brazil and Paraguay signed a cooperation agreement to combat drug trafficking.
The text provides for a better exchange of information and the harmonization of technological and investigatory approaches to combating “transnational organized crime, preventing drug abuse, and rehabilitating drug addicts,” according to the official statement.
On 29 June, the presidents of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, met on the sidelines of the summit, their first meeting since the Brazilian president took office in January.