Ciudad Del Este

Cuidad del Este (City of the East/Eastern City)

Published on YouTube: January 12, 2017

Below is a video, dating to around 2002. What is fascinating is that until the War on Terror after 9/11, the Arabs in South America were prized for their mercantile expertise. (Go to 4:54 in the video below)

(OLD Archive) Published on YouTube: July 21, 2015

Ciudad del Este is a Smuggler’s Paradise.

The problem is that Paraguay’s laws allow transactions that would be illegal elsewhere. Even if Hezbollah or Hamas were not smuggling arms or drugs – which they certainly are – they could still generate millions of dollars is cash for their organizations by operating legal or semi-legal businesses in Ciudad del Este.

This is deep in the heart of the South American jungle. Very hard to police.

November 26, 2017 – Edited: Page was out of date. Had to replace video, add new text, and add second video.