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Jun/03

Contraband in Paraguay


NY Times article suggesting that one fifth of Paraguay’s economy consists of smuggling, including 95% of its domestic cigarette production. (free subscription to nytimes.com required).  I can attest from personal experience that fighting counterfeits in Paraguay is made more difficult by what the article refers to as “the inefficient and corruption-plagued Paraguayan legal system.”

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