Paraguay

  • Argentina, Paraguay Deny Reports of Hezbollah Presence

    Reports that a squad of Hezbollah suicide bombers were found on Paraguay’s border with Argentina have been denied by authorities of both countries. Despite the denials, the so-called “triangle area” in northeastern Argentina, on the border with Brazil and Paraguay, was placed on alert after intelligence reports claimed that 20 suicide bombers had arrived in… More ▸

  • Paraguay Pledges to Open Nazi Files

    The president of Paraguay has promised Jewish officials that files on Nazis in the South American country would be opened. The files have been closed for 50 years. “Over the years Paraguay has been seen as a haven for Nazi war criminals,” said Sidney Clearfield, executive vice president of B’nai B’rith, the group that met… More ▸

  • Seven Extradited to Argentina Sue Government of Paraguay

    Seven Lebanese and Brazilian nationals who had been suspected of links to bombings of Jewish buildings in Buenos Aires are suing the Paraguayan government because of their recent extradition to Argentina. The seven – six Lebanese and one Brazilian – were extradited from Paraguay on July 23 in connection with an investigation into illegal stocks… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines: Probe into Argentine Attacks Shifts to Suspects in Paraguay

    Investigators searching for the perpetrators of two recent anti-Semitic terrorist attacks in Argentina are focusing their efforts on Ciudad del Este, a Paraguayan border crossing long known as Latin America’s contraband capital. The town, whose commerce is dominated by Arabs, may also be a hotbed of support for Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed and Lebanese-based terrorist group… More ▸

  • President of Paraguay Promises Wjc Access to Archives on Nazis

    The recently elected president of Paraguay has promised to allow researchers from the World Jewish Congress to inspect governmental archives on Nazi fugitives who found haven in Paraguay following World War II. President Juan Carlos Wasmosy told WJC President Edgar Bronfman during an hour-long meeting at WJC headquarters here last week that the organization could… More ▸

  • Paraguay Releases Files Saying Hitler Aide Died There in 1959

    Nazi war criminal Martin Bormann died in Paraguay in 1959, according to files of the Paraguayan police that were recently discovered and made public. The finding, if accurate, challenges a widespread belief that Bormann, who was one of Adolf Hitler’s top aides, committed suicide in Berlin in 1945. A report in the police files said… More ▸

  • New Regime in Paraguay Pledges to Find, Expel Nazi War Criminals

    On the heels of the Justice Department’s announcement that another former Nazi collaborator had deported himself to Paraguay, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith reported from there that its provisional president has pledged “immediate efforts to locate, arrest and expel Nazi war criminals living in the country.” General Andres Rodriguez made the promise in a… More ▸

  • Former Nazi Collaborator Fled U.S. for Paraguay in December

    A former Nazi collaborator who lived in the United States for 40 years deported himself to Paraguay in December, according to the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations. George Theodorovich, 66, who lived in Troy, N.Y., obtained a safe-conduct pass from the Paraguayan consul general in New York City on Dec. 6, 1988. It was… More ▸

  • Accused Nazi Skips Deportation Hearing for Paraguay, Lawyer Says

    Serge Kowalchuk, an alleged Nazi during World War II who has been convicted of lying about his past on his request for an American visa and later citizenship, failed to appear at a deportation hearing here Friday. His attorney divulged that he has fled to Paraguay to avoid the possibility of being returned to face… More ▸