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Paraguay city flights lawless image

This city on the border where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet has for years battled a reputation as a trading post for weapons, drugs, pirated music and counterfeit designer brands. After the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, the Triple Border region, home to more than 20,000 Arabs, also came under scrutiny but no one has ever found evidence of ties to terrorism. Ciudad del Este officials deny that their city, founded in 1975 under the dictatorship of the late Gen. Alfredo Stroessner, flouts the law and have mounted a public relations campaign to changes its image. Full Story

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