Paraguay’s Counterfeit Trade

Investigation Business is booming in Ciudad del Este along the ParanĂ¡ River, where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet. There's only one problem. The goods are counterfeits of American brands or authentic goods smuggled into Paraguay. Together with money laundering, the illegal trade amounts to an estimated $17 billion a year in Paraguay. This feature was published in USA Today on May 18, 2015.
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