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EPP insurgency
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Map of Paraguay
Date2005 – present
Result Conflict ongoing
Paraguay Government of Paraguay Paraguayan People's Army
Casualties and losses

Paraguayan People’s Army insurgency, also named EPP rebellion, is an ongoing small-scale nationalist camapaign in Northern Paraguay. The insurgency began in 2005, after several members of the Partido Patria Libre formed the Paraguayan People’s Army. Since 2005 until December 2013, the EPP has resulted in killing of at least 33 civilians and police officers.[1] Three more were killed on April 2014.[2]


The Partido Patria Libre, an EPP's precursor, emerged in Paraguay’s urban areas in 2001 with the kidnapping of María Edith Bordón de Debernardi. Her husband, businessman Antonio Debernardi, paid US$1 million for her release. In 2004, the group kidnapped Cecilia Cubas, the daughter of the former president of Paraguay Raúl Cubas. They received a ransom of US$300,000 but killed her anyway.

After the PPL was taken apart by security forces in 2005, several members decided to form a new group with which to continue the armed struggle.[4]




  • April 2014 - 2 EPP guerillas and a soldier are killed.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "The EPP has now killed 33 people, including police officers and civilians, since 2005, the government said." [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 [2]
  3. See [1][2]
  4. Díaz, Natalia Ruiz (May 4, 2010). "Paraguay: Controversy Over Troop Deployment". 
  5. [3]
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