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.
Freedom in the World — Paraguay Country Report
Paraguay is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
News & Perspectives on Paraguay
Paraguay: President Tries to Force Re-Election, Troops Surround Congress
March 28, 2017
Latin America Shows That Democratization Is Possible Anywhere
August 3, 2015