Death of Two Argentine Minors Causes Diplomatic Rift with Paraguay

Federico Gonzalez, an advisor to the Paraguayan presidency, told reporters that Paraguay's forensic report suggested the deceased were Paraguayan and older.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina has asked for an explanation from Paraguay about the deaths of two 11-year-old girls it said were Argentine citizens, in a police and military operation against a terrorist group.

The Paraguayan government had said a confrontation in the country's north with members of the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) had left at least two “rebels” dead.

The EPP, said to have been trained by Colombian FARC rebels and be active in marijuana-growing regions, has been accused of kidnappings and attacks in Paraguay over the past 10 years.

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