IN PARAGUAY'S REMOTE NORTH, GUERRILLAS ARE STILL AT LARGE, ARMED AND DANGEROUS
The Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP) have killed dozens, but some wonder if the government is really trying to defeat them
HORQUETA, PARAGUAY -- Across Latin America, the last guerrillas are leaving the jungle and laying down their weapons. Some have long since become respectable politicians: former rebel fighters have become presidents in Uruguay, Brazil and Nicaragua.
The hemisphere’s most powerful guerrilla group – the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc – are engaged in tentative peace negotiations with the government, while the leaders of Peru’s once-feared Shining Path languish in jail.
But in the heart of South America, a relative latecomer to armed struggle is running rings around the authorities – provoking dark mutterings that the state itself is complicit in the group’s existence.