Ciudad de Asunción, Paraguay. Editorial credit: maloff / Shutterstock.com

Paraguay

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.