Ciudad de Asunción, Paraguay. Editorial credit: maloff /


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.

An opposition demonstrator plays the violin during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images.

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.