Headlines

Paraguay - Latest News & Opinions

México enfrentará a Paraguay el 1 de julio en un amistoso en Seattle

elmundo.sv

México enfrentará a Paraguay el 1 de julio en un amistoso en Seattle

- México enfrentará a Paraguay el primero de junio en el estadio CenturyLink Field, de Seattle, en un partido amistoso que forma parte de la gira anual por Estados Unidos de la selección que dirige el colombiano Juan Carlos Osorio. La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol confirmó hoy la celebración del encuentro, último del 'tri' antes de iniciar la defensa del título de la Copa Oro, del 7 al 26 de julio en varias ciudades estadounidenses

Places: El Salvador |  Mexico |  Paraguay | 

México enfrentará a Paraguay el 1 de julio en un amistoso en Seattle

cooperativa.cl

México enfrentará a Paraguay el 1 de julio en un amistoso en Seattle

- México enfrentará a Paraguay el primero de junio en el estadio CenturyLink Field, de Seattle, en un partido amistoso que forma parte de la gira anual por Estados Unidos de la selección que dirige el colombiano Juan Carlos Osorio. La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol confirmó la celebración del encuentro, último del 'tri' antes de iniciar la defensa del título de la Copa Oro, del 7 al 26 de julio en varias ciudades estadounidenses

Places: Chile |  Paraguay | 

El Salvador conoce el manejo del sistema de seguimiento de Paraguay - Diario Co Latino

diariocolatino.com

El Salvador conoce el manejo del sistema de seguimiento de Paraguay - Diario Co Latino

- El Salvador conoce el manejo del sistema de seguimiento de Paraguay na misión oficial del Gobierno El Salvador encabezada por el subsecretario técnico y de planificación de la Presidencia, Alberto Enríquez Villacorta, viajó a Paraguay para conocer sobre las buenas prácticas en el manejo del sistema de seguimiento de acciones gubernamentales, en el marco del Plan Maestro de Desarrollo de la Zona Oriental

Places: El Salvador |  Paraguay | 

Armed gang of 50 steals $50 million in 'robbery of the century' in Paraguay

theage.com.au

Armed gang of 50 steals $50 million in 'robbery of the century' in Paraguay

- PARAGUAY A gang of 50 armed bandits made off with an estimated $US40 million ($53 million) from a vault in Paraguay on Tuesday, in what local officials are dubbing the "robbery of the century". The culprits, who police believed were from Brazil, blew the front off a building to gain access and killed a police officer during the raid in Ciudad del Este, the South American country's second-largest city

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Australia |  Paraguay | 

Police nab suspects in Paraguay robbery involving tens of millions

cbc.ca

Police nab suspects in Paraguay robbery involving tens of millions

- At least 3 suspects were killed in a confrontation over the border in Brazil Twelve men suspected of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armoured car company in a Paraguayan border city have been arrested in Brazil, officials in the Brazilian Federal Police said Tuesday. The men are thought to be among roughly 50 men who used explosives to blast into the vault of the Prosegur company in Ciudad del Este, then escaped into Brazil, Federal Police Inspector Fabiano Bordignon said

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Canada |  Brazil |  Paraguay | 

Up to 50 men assault armored car company in Paraguay and reportedly make off with $40 million

latimes.com

Up to 50 men assault armored car company in Paraguay and reportedly make off with $40 million

- Brazilian police arrested eight people Tuesday near the border with Paraguay following a shootout with members of a gang suspected of carrying out a bold heist of tens of millions of dollars carried out with explosives, grenades and anti-aircraft machine guns. Three other gang members were killed in the gunfire exchange, and police recovered six rifles, ammunition, two boats and seven vehicles in their search following the shootout

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: United States |  Brazil |  Paraguay | 

Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead

reuters.com

Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead

- RIO DE JANEIRO/ASUNCION Brazilian federal police on Tuesday arrested eight people suspected of killing a police officer and blowing up a building while robbing a security company of millions of dollars in a volatile border town in Paraguay. Three suspects were killed in a shoot-out after the movie-like heist in the contraband hub of Ciudad del Este on Monday. Security company Prosegur said in a Tuesday statement that its losses did not exceed $8 million, much less than the $40 million that some media initially reported

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: United States |  Brazil |  Paraguay |  Rio de Janeiro | 

Eight people arrested in Paraguay heist: Brazil

thesundaily.my

Eight people arrested in Paraguay heist: Brazil

- RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian police on Tuesday said eight people have been detained after a heist at a security company across the border in Paraguay dubbed "the robbery of the century." The police in Parana state displayed a haul of dollars and other currencies in plastic bags, as well as a powerful automatic rifle. They said in total six assault rifles were captured, along with ammunition, two boats and seven vehicles

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Brazil |  Paraguay |  Malaysia |  Rio de Janeiro | 

Comando roba millonario botín en el "asalto del siglo" de Paraguay - Diario Co Latino

diariocolatino.com

Comando roba millonario botín en el "asalto del siglo" de Paraguay - Diario Co Latino

- Comando roba millonario botín en el “asalto del siglo” de Paraguay Por Hugo Olazar. Asunción/AFP. Unos 50 pistoleros brasileños y paraguayos protagonizaron el “asalto del siglo” en Paraguay la madrugada del lunes, al robar un millonario botín con fusiles y explosivos a una empresa transportadora de caudales, dejando un agente muerto y varios heridos. El suceso se produjo en las primeras horas del lunes en la empresa de caudales Prosegur de Ciudad del Este, en la triple frontera con Brasil y Argentina, a 350 km de Asunción

Places: El Salvador |  Paraguay | 

Brazilian prison gang suspected in Paraguay’s ‘heist of the century’

washingtonpost.com

Brazilian prison gang suspected in Paraguay’s ‘heist of the century’

- MEXICO CITY -- The commando-style raid in the early hours of Monday unfolded with military might and coordination. Dozens of gunmen blocked highways, burned trucks and cars, sealing off the perimeter of their target for hundreds of yards. The assailants, who were wearing flak jackets and driving in armored vehicles, used explosives and .50 caliber guns to blow the facade off a transportation company office in Ciudad del Este, a town in Paraguay near the smugglers' haven in the border region with Brazil and Argentina

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Prisons | 
Places: United States |  Brazil |  Paraguay | 

8 people arrested in Paraguay heist: Brazilian police

straitstimes.com

8 people arrested in Paraguay heist: Brazilian police

- RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Brazilian police on Tuesday (April 25) said eight people have been detained after a heist at a security company across the border in Paraguay dubbed "the robbery of the century. The police in Parana state displayed a haul of dollars and other currencies in plastic bags, as well as a powerful automatic rifle. They said in total six assault rifles were captured, along with ammunition, two boats and seven vehicles

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  Brazil |  Paraguay |  Singapore |  Rio de Janeiro | 

Armed gang of 50 steals $50 million in 'robbery of the century' in Paraguay

smh.com.au

Armed gang of 50 steals $50 million in 'robbery of the century' in Paraguay

- PARAGUAY A gang of 50 armed bandits made off with an estimated $US40 million ($A53 million) from a vault in Paraguay on Tuesday, in what local officials are dubbing the "robbery of the century". The culprits, who police believed were from Brazil, blew the front off a building to gain access and killed a police officer during the raid in Ciudad del Este, the South American country's second-largest city

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Australia |  Paraguay | 

Banda de pistoleros perpetra "el asalto del siglo" en Paraguay

prensalibre.com

Banda de pistoleros perpetra "el asalto del siglo" en Paraguay

- Los delincuentes se llevaron un botín de varios millones de dólares, tras dejar un oficial muerto y varios heridos, informó la Policía. El suceso, considerado como “el asalto del siglo” por la Policía, se produjo en las primeras horas de este lunes en la empresa de caudales Prosegur de Ciudad del Este, distante a 350 km de Asunción, en la triple frontera con Brasil y Argentina

Places: Guatemala |  Paraguay | 

'Robbery of the century': Brazen heist erupts into gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

cnn.com

'Robbery of the century': Brazen heist erupts into gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

- Robbers storm security firm with grenades, large caliber weapons and dynamite 1 killed, 4 injured in Paraguay; 3 suspects killed in Brazil (CNN)Dozens of gunmen detonated explosives and set vehicles on fire as they stormed a private security firm in Paraguay, taking millions of dollars and sparking a violent police chase into Brazil. More than 50 people carrying large caliber weapons, dynamite and caltrops took part in what authorities are calling the "robbery of the century

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Crimes |  Robberies | 
Places: Americas |  United States |  Brazil |  Paraguay | 

Bruut geweld bij megaroof in Paraguay

telegraaf.nl

Bruut geweld bij megaroof in Paraguay

- CIUDAD DEL ESTE - Bij een overval op een geldtransportbedrijf in Paraguay hebben de overvallers ruim 36 miljoen euro (veertig miljoen dollar) buitgemaakt. Ruim vijftig gewapende bendeleden bliezen de gevel van de vestiging van het transportbedrijf in Ciudad del Este op en roofden de kluis leeg.

Places: Paraguay |  Netherlands | 

Huge robbery sparks gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

bbc.co.uk

Huge robbery sparks gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

- Brazilian police near the border with Paraguay have exchanged gunfire with members of a gang who carried out what Paraguayan officials are calling the robbery of the century. Three gang members were killed and two injured in the clash, police say. Earlier on Monday about 50 men moved into the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este, blew up the front of a private security firm, and fired on police

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  Latin America |  Brazil |  Paraguay |  United Kingdom | 

Latest Stories

Tennis: Pliskova survives Paraguayan scare to reach last eight
Tennis: Pliskova survives Paraguayan scare to reach last eight PARIS World number three Karolina Pliskova overcame an awful start to beat unheralded Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay 2-6 6-3 6-4 on Monday to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the first time. Cepede Royg, ranked 97th, had a break point while leading 4-3 in the decider, but Pliskova overcame that scare and won the remaining games. Pliskova, the 2016 U   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Paraguay | 
Olivier Giroud bags a hat-trick and Antoine Griezmann finds net as France fire five in Paraguay pulverising
Olivier Giroud bags a hat-trick and Antoine Griezmann finds net as France fire five in Paraguay pulverising Olivier Giroud scored France's first hat-trick since the year 2000 as Les Bleus romped to a 5-0 win over Paraguay in Rennes. Arsenal striker Giroud bagged twice before the break and added another in the second period, as Didier Deschamps' side showed their class at Roazhon Park. Wantaway Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko and Antoine Griezmann - fresh from committing his future to Atletico Madrid - also scored   Read More ...
Places: Paraguay |  United Kingdom |  France | 
Selección de Francia se divierte con una goleda 5-0 en amistoso ante Paraguay
Selección de Francia se divierte con una goleda 5-0 en amistoso ante Paraguay 2 de junio de 2017 16:42 Selección de Francia se divierte con una goleda 5-0 en amistoso ante Paraguay Liderada por un ariete que se agiganta cuando se enfunda la camiseta de su país, Olivier Giroud, Francia goleó porel viernes a una tierna Selección de Paraguay, que nunca pudo presentar batalla ante la clara superioridad de los "Bleus". En menos de un cuarto de hora, Francia le dejó claro a Paraguay que no iba a permitir sorpresas y cerró de forma prematura un partido marcado por la debilidad de la defensa guaraní   Read More ...
Places: Ecuador |  Paraguay | 
Mafalda, Guille y sus amigos hablarán guaraní en Paraguay
Mafalda, Guille y sus amigos hablarán guaraní en Paraguay Mafalda y su hermanito Guille, sus amigos Felipe, Manolito, Susanita, Miguelito y Libertad hablarán en guaraní cuando en dos semanas comience a circular en Paraguay el primero de diez tomos de la tira cómica argentina. La tira de Mafalda fue creada por el argentino Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, más conocido como Quino, y se publicó por primera vez en 1964 en un periódico de Buenos Aires   Read More ...
Places: Ecuador |  Paraguay | 
Paraguay finance minister Peña to run for president - ruling party
Paraguayan Finance Minister Santiago Peña will run for president in 2018 with the blessing of center-right President Horacio Cartes, leaders of the ruling Colorado Party told reporters on Monday. That will require Peña, a 38-year-old economist who previously had roles at the International Monetary Fund and on Paraguay's central bank board, to step down from his current role once his candidacy becomes official   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Paraguay |  South America |  Latin America |  Americas |  India | 
Paraguay autoriza el uso regulado del aceite de cannabis importado
Paraguay autorizó el uso regulado de aceite de cannabis para fines medicinales a través de la importación del producto, informó el viernes el Ministerio de Salud Pública. El país, donde el cultivo de la marihuana es ilegal, tomó la decisión luego de la presentación de numerosos pedidos al Ministerio de Salud de parte de padres que buscan alternativas de tratamientos para sus hijos con enfermedades como la epilepsia refractaria y la esclerosis múltiple, entre otras   Read More ...
Places: Ecuador |  Paraguay | 
El trofeo del Hombre Gol de EL GRÁFICO llegó a Paraguay
El trofeo del Hombre Gol de EL GRÁFICO llegó a Paraguay Javier Lezcano, Hombre Gol del Clausura 2017, fue recibido con bombos y platillos en su natal Paraguay, después de finiquitar su relación contraactual con el Pasaquina. El delantero paraguayo viajó el martes y fue agasajado por amigos y familiares en Santa María, Misiones, ciudad ubicada en la zona suroeste del Paraguay. Lezcano llegó con la intensión de pasar tiempo con sus seres queridos, antes de emprender una nueva aventura en la Liga Mayor salvadoreña   Read More ...
Places: El Salvador |  Paraguay | 
México enfrentará a Paraguay el 1 de julio en un amistoso en Seattle
México enfrentará a Paraguay el 1 de julio en un amistoso en Seattle México enfrentará a Paraguay el primero de junio en el estadio CenturyLink Field, de Seattle, en un partido amistoso que forma parte de la gira anual por Estados Unidos de la selección que dirige el colombiano Juan Carlos Osorio. La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol confirmó hoy la celebración del encuentro, último del 'tri' antes de iniciar la defensa del título de la Copa Oro, del 7 al 26 de julio en varias ciudades estadounidenses   Read More ...
Places: El Salvador |  Mexico |  Paraguay | 
México enfrentará a Paraguay el 1 de julio en un amistoso en Seattle
México enfrentará a Paraguay el 1 de julio en un amistoso en Seattle México enfrentará a Paraguay el primero de junio en el estadio CenturyLink Field, de Seattle, en un partido amistoso que forma parte de la gira anual por Estados Unidos de la selección que dirige el colombiano Juan Carlos Osorio. La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol confirmó la celebración del encuentro, último del 'tri' antes de iniciar la defensa del título de la Copa Oro, del 7 al 26 de julio en varias ciudades estadounidenses   Read More ...
Places: Chile |  Paraguay | 
El Salvador conoce el manejo del sistema de seguimiento de Paraguay - Diario Co Latino
El Salvador conoce el manejo del sistema de seguimiento de Paraguay - Diario Co Latino El Salvador conoce el manejo del sistema de seguimiento de Paraguay na misión oficial del Gobierno El Salvador encabezada por el subsecretario técnico y de planificación de la Presidencia, Alberto Enríquez Villacorta, viajó a Paraguay para conocer sobre las buenas prácticas en el manejo del sistema de seguimiento de acciones gubernamentales, en el marco del Plan Maestro de Desarrollo de la Zona Oriental   Read More ...
Places: El Salvador |  Paraguay | 
Paraguay anuncia nómina para medir a Francia y Perú
Paraguay anuncia nómina para medir a Francia y Perú El seleccionador de fútbol de Paraguay, Francisco 'Chiqui' Arce, divulgó este viernes una lista de 25 jugadores que convocó con miras a la disputa de dos amistosos, con Francia y Perú el 2 y 8 de junio respectivamente. Las novedades en la nueva convocatoria son el juvenil delantero del Real Madrid (Castilla), Sergio Díaz, y el arquero del Botafogo Roberto 'Gatito' Fernández y los centrocampistas del Sol de América local Richard Franco y Cristian Paredes   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Ecuador |  Paraguay |  Peru | 
Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, México y Paraguay condenan 'uso excesivo de la fuerza' en Venezuela
Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, México y Paraguay condenan 'uso excesivo de la fuerza' en Venezuela 4 de mayo de 2017 20:56 Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, México y Paraguay condenan 'uso excesivo de la fuerza' en Venezuela Ocho gobiernos de América Latina condenaron hoy 4 de mayo del 2017 "el uso excesivo de la fuerza" de las autoridades venezolanas contra la población civil durante las protestas contra el presidente de ese país, Nicolás Maduro, según un comunicado conjunto difundido en Bogotá   Read More ...
Places: Costa Rica |  Guatemala |  Honduras |  Argentina |  Brazil |  Colombia |  Ecuador |  Paraguay |  Venezuela | 
Preocupación en España y Paraguay por casos de "La Ballena Azul"
Preocupación en España y Paraguay por casos de "La Ballena Azul" La Guardia Civil y la Policía Nacional españolas alertaron este viernes de los riesgos que conlleva el juego virtual de "la ballena azul", que podría estar relacionado con la hospitalización de una menor en Barcelona después de que participara en algunas pruebas de ese juego virtual. Según han informado a EFE fuentes cercanas al caso, los responsables de la escuela en la que estudia la joven alertaron a la policía regional al temer por la situación de la menor, en la que advirtieron comportamientos extraños   Read More ...
Places: Chile |  Paraguay | 
Paraguay's biggest-ever heist as vault targeted
Paraguay's biggest-ever heist as vault targeted A gang stole $11.72m (£9.08m) in cash after blasting their way into a vault near the border with Brazil, where the gunmen are believed to have fled to. Gunmen armed with assault rifles used explosives on the headquarters of the armoured company Prosegur in the city of Ciudad del Este. Before targeting the building early on Monday, the gunmen set fire to around 20 vehicles and also used grenades at three nearby sites   Read More ...
Places: Paraguay |  United Kingdom | 
$11.7 million heist biggest in Paraguay's history
$11.7 million heist biggest in Paraguay's history ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The gang that blasted into an armored company's vault this week got away with $11.72 million in cash — the biggest heist in Paraguay's history, prosecutors said on Thursday. About 50 attackers armed with assault rifles used explosives to open the vault of the Prosegur company early Monday in the border city of Ciudad del Este. The robbers also torched about 20 cars before they escaped to Brazil   Read More ...
Places: United States |  Paraguay | 
La unión de un barcelonista y de un madridista conquista Paraguay
La unión de un barcelonista y de un madridista conquista Paraguay 27 de abril de 2017 00:00 La unión de un barcelonista y de un madridista conquista Paraguay Uno, el comandante, nació en Barcelona y es hincha del FC Barcelona, club en el que trabajó. El otro, su ayudante, nació en Madrid y admira al club blanco, aunque trabajó para el Atlético de Madrid. Los dos han convertido al Libertad asunceno en el equipo a batir en Paraguay   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Ecuador |  Paraguay | 
Paraguay MPs reject amendment allowing president re-election
Paraguay MPs reject amendment allowing president re-election The lower house of Paraguay's Congress has voted overwhelmingly to reject a constitutional amendment that allowed the president to seek re-election. The proposal triggered riots last month, with protesters setting fire to part of the Congress building. President Horacio Cartes eventually said he would not seek another term even if the amendment was approved. Memories of a military government that held on to power for over three decades are still fresh in Paraguay   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  President |  Parliament |  Elections | 
Places: Americas |  Paraguay |  United Kingdom | 
Paraguay congress axes measure for presidential re-election
Paraguay congress axes measure for presidential re-election ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay's Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment allowing for presidential re-election, voting nearly four weeks after a secret Senate ballot to approve the measure set off riots in which protesters burned furniture in Congress. A governing party official said the lower house of Congress voted 78 against the amendment, with one abstention. Allowing re-election of presidents is divisive in Paraguay, where memories remain strong of a 35-year military dictatorship that ended only in 1989   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Elections | 
Places: United States |  Paraguay | 
Paraguayan Lawmakers Reject Presidential Re-election Amendment
Paraguayan Lawmakers Reject Presidential Re-election Amendment ASUNCION, PARAGUAY — Paraguay's lower house of Congress on Wednesday rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed for presidential re-election, ending a monthlong political crisis that aroused violent protests. Under the measure, center-right President Horacio Cartes could have sought re-election in 2018. But last week, the former soft drink and tobacco mogul who took office in 2013 said he would not run regardless of whether the amendment was approved   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections | 
Places: United States |  Paraguay | 
Paraguay congress axes measure for presidential re-election
Paraguay congress axes measure for presidential re-election ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay's Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment allowing for presidential re-election, voting nearly four weeks after a secret Senate ballot to approve the measure set off riots in which protesters burned furniture in Congress. A governing party official said the lower house of Congress voted 78 against the amendment, with one abstention. Allowing re-election of presidents is divisive in Paraguay, where memories remain strong of a 35-year military dictatorship that ended only in 1989   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Elections | 
Places: United States |  Paraguay | 
En Paraguay se archivó la enmienda para la reelección presidencial
En Paraguay se archivó la enmienda para la reelección presidencial La Cámara de Diputados de Paraguay rechazó este miércoles un proyecto de enmienda para introducir la reelección presidencial, marcando un final esperado para una polémica iniciativa que desató una crisis política con episodios de violencia incluidos. El conflicto entre fuerzas políticas que apoyaban y rechazaban la enmienda se aplacó con la decisión del presidente Horacio Cartes de renunciar a presentarse como candidato en los comicios del 2018 la semana pasada, y tuvo un cierre con la votación de los diputados   Read More ...
Places: Ecuador |  Paraguay | 
Armed gang of 50 steals $50 million in 'robbery of the century' in Paraguay
Armed gang of 50 steals $50 million in 'robbery of the century' in Paraguay PARAGUAY A gang of 50 armed bandits made off with an estimated $US40 million ($53 million) from a vault in Paraguay on Tuesday, in what local officials are dubbing the "robbery of the century". The culprits, who police believed were from Brazil, blew the front off a building to gain access and killed a police officer during the raid in Ciudad del Este, the South American country's second-largest city   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Australia |  Paraguay | 
Twaalf arrestaties na miljoenenroof Paraguay
Twaalf arrestaties na miljoenenroof Paraguay In Brazilië zijn woensdag twaalf verdachten aangehouden voor de extreem gewelddadige overval op geldtransporteur Prosegur in Paraguay, meldt AP. Die overval vond dinsdag plaats in de grensstad Ciudad del Este, waarbij omgerekend bijna 7,5 miljoen euro werd geroofd. Volgens de Paraguayaanse politie waren er in totaal vijftig overvallers die horen bij een Braziliaanse bende.   Read More ...
Places: Paraguay |  Netherlands | 
Police nab suspects in Paraguay robbery involving tens of millions
Police nab suspects in Paraguay robbery involving tens of millions At least 3 suspects were killed in a confrontation over the border in Brazil Twelve men suspected of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armoured car company in a Paraguayan border city have been arrested in Brazil, officials in the Brazilian Federal Police said Tuesday. The men are thought to be among roughly 50 men who used explosives to blast into the vault of the Prosegur company in Ciudad del Este, then escaped into Brazil, Federal Police Inspector Fabiano Bordignon said   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Canada |  Brazil |  Paraguay | 
Paraguay robbery: Dramatic multi-million-dollar heist leaves four dead, suspects arrested
Paraguay robbery: Dramatic multi-million-dollar heist leaves four dead, suspects arrested Brazilian federal police have arrested at least eight people suspected of killing a police officer and blowing up a building while robbing a security company of millions of dollars in a volatile border town in Paraguay. Key points: Federal police seize six rifles, two boats, and seven vehicles in addition to the arrests Officials say the $10 million heist was "a well-planned operation" Some 50 people from the PCC gang are believed to be involved in the heist Officials say the nature of the heist make it the biggest in Paraguay's history Three suspects were killed in a shoot-out after the movie-like heist in the contraband hub of Ciudad del Este on Monday   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Australia |  Brazil |  Paraguay | 
Deadly Heist Shakes a South American Borderland Trying to Reinvent Itself
Deadly Heist Shakes a South American Borderland Trying to Reinvent Itself Photo RIO DE JANEIRO — The heist was cinematically daring even for the South American borderland famed as a smuggler’s haven. In the dead of night, the squad of outlaws set cars ablaze on the streets of Ciudad del Este, the Paraguayan city on the so-called Triple Frontier where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina share a border. Amid the chaos, they sprayed gunfire on the entrance of a Spanish cash transporting company before using explosives to blast their way into the safe room   Read More ...
Places: Americas |  United States |  South America |  Paraguay |  Rio de Janeiro | 
Up to 50 men assault armored car company in Paraguay and reportedly make off with $40 million
Up to 50 men assault armored car company in Paraguay and reportedly make off with $40 million Brazilian police arrested eight people Tuesday near the border with Paraguay following a shootout with members of a gang suspected of carrying out a bold heist of tens of millions of dollars carried out with explosives, grenades and anti-aircraft machine guns. Three other gang members were killed in the gunfire exchange, and police recovered six rifles, ammunition, two boats and seven vehicles in their search following the shootout   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: United States |  Brazil |  Paraguay | 
Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead
Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead RIO DE JANEIRO/ASUNCION Brazilian federal police on Tuesday arrested eight people suspected of killing a police officer and blowing up a building while robbing a security company of millions of dollars in a volatile border town in Paraguay. Three suspects were killed in a shoot-out after the movie-like heist in the contraband hub of Ciudad del Este on Monday. Security company Prosegur said in a Tuesday statement that its losses did not exceed $8 million, much less than the $40 million that some media initially reported   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: United States |  Brazil |  Paraguay |  Rio de Janeiro | 
Gang steals millions in Paraguay heist
Gang steals millions in Paraguay heist Some 50 gunmen with explosives and military-grade weaponry left the city of Ciudad del Este looking like a war zone after a two-hour overnight assault on a security firm and police headquarters, authorities and witnesses said. A joint Paraguayan-Brazilian police operation against the fleeing assailants on the country's porous border — near the famous Iguazu waterfalls — killed three suspects and resulted in "at least four arrests," Paraguay's interior ministry   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Paraguay |  Taiwan | 
Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead
Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead RIO DE JANEIRO/ASUNCION (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Tuesday arrested eight people suspected of killing a police officer and blowing up a building while robbing a security company of millions of dollars in a volatile border town in Paraguay. Three suspects were killed in a shoot-out after the movie-like heist in the contraband hub of Ciudad del Este on Monday   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Brazil |  Paraguay |  Malaysia |  Rio de Janeiro | 
Botín del 'robo del siglo' fue de USD 8 millones, según empresa afectada
Botín del 'robo del siglo' fue de USD 8 millones, según empresa afectada 25 de abril de 2017 12:15 Botín del 'robo del siglo' fue de USD 8 millones, según empresa afectada Los asaltantes de una transportadora de caudales de la paraguaya Ciudad del Este se llevaron un botín de USD 8 millones, informó la empresa este martes 25 de abril de 2017. En base a informes policiales, la prensa especulaba que el monto sustraído podía ascender a USD 40 millones   Read More ...
Places: Brazil |  Ecuador |  Paraguay | 
Eight people arrested in Paraguay heist: Brazil
Eight people arrested in Paraguay heist: Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian police on Tuesday said eight people have been detained after a heist at a security company across the border in Paraguay dubbed "the robbery of the century." The police in Parana state displayed a haul of dollars and other currencies in plastic bags, as well as a powerful automatic rifle. They said in total six assault rifles were captured, along with ammunition, two boats and seven vehicles   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Brazil |  Paraguay |  Malaysia |  Rio de Janeiro | 
Comando roba millonario botín en el "asalto del siglo" de Paraguay - Diario Co Latino
Comando roba millonario botín en el "asalto del siglo" de Paraguay - Diario Co Latino Comando roba millonario botín en el “asalto del siglo” de Paraguay Por Hugo Olazar. Asunción/AFP. Unos 50 pistoleros brasileños y paraguayos protagonizaron el “asalto del siglo” en Paraguay la madrugada del lunes, al robar un millonario botín con fusiles y explosivos a una empresa transportadora de caudales, dejando un agente muerto y varios heridos. El suceso se produjo en las primeras horas del lunes en la empresa de caudales Prosegur de Ciudad del Este, en la triple frontera con Brasil y Argentina, a 350 km de Asunción   Read More ...
Places: El Salvador |  Paraguay | 
Al menos ocho detenidos en Brasil por millonario asalto en Paraguay
Al menos ocho detenidos en Brasil por millonario asalto en Paraguay 25 de abril de 2017 09:51 Al menos ocho detenidos en Brasil por millonario asalto en Paraguay La Policía Federal () brasileña detuvo a al menos ocho sospechosos de participar en el cinematográfico y millonario asalto a la firma de seguridad privada española Prosegur en Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), fronteriza con Brasil, informaron hoy, martes 25 de abril, a EFE fuentes policiales   Read More ...
Places: Brazil |  Ecuador |  Paraguay | 
Brazilian prison gang suspected in Paraguay’s ‘heist of the century’
Brazilian prison gang suspected in Paraguay’s ‘heist of the century’ MEXICO CITY -- The commando-style raid in the early hours of Monday unfolded with military might and coordination. Dozens of gunmen blocked highways, burned trucks and cars, sealing off the perimeter of their target for hundreds of yards. The assailants, who were wearing flak jackets and driving in armored vehicles, used explosives and .50 caliber guns to blow the facade off a transportation company office in Ciudad del Este, a town in Paraguay near the smugglers' haven in the border region with Brazil and Argentina   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Prisons | 
Places: United States |  Brazil |  Paraguay | 
8 people arrested in Paraguay heist: Brazilian police
8 people arrested in Paraguay heist: Brazilian police RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Brazilian police on Tuesday (April 25) said eight people have been detained after a heist at a security company across the border in Paraguay dubbed "the robbery of the century. The police in Parana state displayed a haul of dollars and other currencies in plastic bags, as well as a powerful automatic rifle. They said in total six assault rifles were captured, along with ammunition, two boats and seven vehicles   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Americas |  Brazil |  Paraguay |  Singapore |  Rio de Janeiro | 
Heavily armed gang steals millions in stunning Paraguay heist
Some 50 gunmen with explosives and military-grade weaponry left the city of Ciudad del Este looking like a war zone after a two-hour overnight assault on a security firm and police headquarters, authorities and witnesses said yesterday. Dozens of suspected Brazilian gangsters blasted into a secure vault containing millions of dollars in southeastern Paraguay, leaving a policeman dead in what officials called the "robbery of the century   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Paraguay |  India | 
Heavily armed gang steals millions in stunning Paraguay heist
Heavily armed gang steals millions in stunning Paraguay heist ASUNCION: Dozens of suspected Brazilian gangsters blasted into a secure vault containing millions of dollars in southeastern Paraguay on Monday, leaving a policeman dead in what officials called the "robbery of the century." Some 50 gunmen with explosives and military-grade weaponry left the city of Ciudad del Este looking like a war zone after a two-hour overnight assault on a security firm and police headquarters, authorities and witnesses said   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Crimes |  Robberies | 
Places: Paraguay |  Malaysia | 
Armed gang of 50 steals $50 million in 'robbery of the century' in Paraguay
Armed gang of 50 steals $50 million in 'robbery of the century' in Paraguay PARAGUAY A gang of 50 armed bandits made off with an estimated $US40 million ($A53 million) from a vault in Paraguay on Tuesday, in what local officials are dubbing the "robbery of the century". The culprits, who police believed were from Brazil, blew the front off a building to gain access and killed a police officer during the raid in Ciudad del Este, the South American country's second-largest city   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Australia |  Paraguay | 
Braziliaanse bende maakt 36 miljoen euro buit bij 'bankoverval van de eeuw' in Paraguay
Braziliaanse bende maakt 36 miljoen euro buit bij 'bankoverval van de eeuw' in Paraguay In Paraguay wordt het al de 'bankoverval van de eeuw' genoemd. Tientallen gewapende mannen hebben bij de grens met Brazilië bij een spectaculaire overval op een geldtransportbedrijf mogelijk 36 miljoen euro buitgemaakt. Na de overval, die met grof geweld te paard ging, wist de bende per boot te ontsnappen naar Brazilië. Drie overvallers en een agent werden gedood. Volgens onderzoeksleider Arsenio   Read More ...
Places: Paraguay |  Netherlands |