More information about Paraguay is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed below:
- The 2020 TVPRA List of Goods Produced by Child Labor and Forced Labor
For more than 25 years, the Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) has conducted research and reporting to inform U.S. foreign and trade policy with the aim, among others, of shining a light on labor abuses in key sectors across the world. As the economy becomes more global and supply chains more extensive, ILAB’s effort to reveal abusive child labor and forced labor practices becomes even more important.
- The 2019 TDA Report, Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor for Paraguay
In 2019, Paraguay made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The labor inspectorate increased its budget in order to hire more inspectors; inspectors received training on forced labor, trafficking in persons, child labor, and agricultural inspections; and judges were trained on the worst forms of child labor. The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security and the Ministry of Children and Adolescents also signed an agreement to strengthen inter-agency coordination on child labor, and the latter launched the Immediate Response Program to provide support to street children.
- 2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Paraguay
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.
- 2018 Country Report on Human Rights Practices
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.
The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.
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- 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report
This year’s report focuses on effective ways local communities can address human trafficking proactively and on how national governments can support and empower them. Local communities are the most affected by this abhorrent crime and are also the first line of defense against human trafficking.
2018 Trafficking in Persons Report – Page 352
- 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Volume I - Drug and Chemical Control
Paraguay made significant increases in drug seizures and illicit crop eradication in 2017. Nevertheless, Paraguay remains among the largest source countries for marijuana in the Western Hemisphere, and a transit country for Andean cocaine.
- 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Volume II Money Laundering and Financial Crimes
Paraguay continues a strong trajectory of economic growth, expected to again surpass 4 percent in 2017 – outpacing neighbors in the region. Transnational criminal organizations use Paraguay for the large-scale cultivation and processing of marijuana and the processing and transit of Andean cocaine.
- International Religious Freedom Report for 2017
The Department of State submits this annual report to the Congress in compliance with section 102(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-292), as amended. This report covers the period between January 1 and December 31, 2017.
U.S. embassies prepare the initial drafts of country chapters based on information from government officials, religious groups, nongovernmental organizations, journalists, human rights monitors, academics, and others. The Office of International Religious Freedom, based in Washington, collaborates in collecting and analyzing additional information
- 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Paraguay
The 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (The Human Rights Reports) document the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries and territories. These reports are required by U.S. law and are used by a variety of actors, including the U.S. Congress, the Executive branch, and the Judicial branch as a factual resource for decision making in matters ranging from assistance to asylum.
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- 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report
- 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Volume 1: Drug and Chemical Control
- 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Volume 2: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes