Paraguay’s democracy is dominated by the conservative Colorado Party. Corruption is decreasing but remains widespread, while organized crime and environmental destruction damage the rights of rural and indigenous populations. Poverty and gender-based discrimination also limit the rights of women and children in particular.
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.
- 2019 Paraguay Country Report
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