Ciudad de Asunción, Paraguay. Editorial credit: maloff /


Paraguay’s democracy is dominated by the conservative Colorado Party. Corruption remains widespread, while organized crime, environmental destruction, and systemic discrimination damage the rights of rural and Indigenous populations. Poverty and gender-based discrimination also limit the rights of women and children.

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Freedom in the World — Paraguay Country Report

Paraguay is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.