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Cartes, a self-made millionaire who has pledged to transform Paraguay

Monday, April 22nd 2013 - 07:26 UTC
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President-elect Horacio Cartes is one of Paraguay's wealthiest men with businesses in tobacco, finance, farming, retail and the soft drinks industry among others. Brash and ambitious, Cartes had never voted before joining the conservative Colorado Party in 2009. Read full article


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  • Stevie

    A drug-trafficking, homophobic smuggler...

    And you lot complained about a bus driver...


    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 09:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tobers

    I have no qualms about agreeing with you Stevie, Think, BK or whoever on this. This guy is bad news for Paraguay. However Maduro is still bad news for Venezuela. And CFK , the luxury hotel and NYC penthouse owning 'woman of the people' and her fellow money laundering uber rich cronies are bad news for Argentina.

    Greed isnt ideological its a part human nature

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Agreed, sounds like a right nutter. But hey, it's South America.

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    I waited the whole night to reply to Stevie . I knew exactly what the “ in house genius ” would say and he did . So sorry Stevie a right winger won . Well done Paraguayans ! In the first place would the DEA allow a drug dealer to open a bottling plant in the USA and allow the owner to be there for the opening ? Secondly , a court found him innocent of financial misconduct . ( I know that legalities mean nothing to lefties , Castros and Mujica the proof ) .
    The proof of the pie is in the eating . 46 percent of the presidential vote . 43 percent in the Senate and 51 percent in Deputies . I am sure that the genius will now say it was all rigged ! Sorry sweetie there were more than 500 observers here! Pity they did not go to Venezuela first , especially Unasur !
    Nice dawn for Paraguay . Now let us ignore our neighbours and get on with the job of reducing poverty , improving education and health coverage .By the way , Stevie , President Kirchner has already congratulated the winner. In very eloquent terms may I add .
    I waited the whole night for this . Thanks Stevie for making my day with your stupid comments . Viva Paraguay !

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    4 Baxter
    “President Kirchner has already congratulated the winner. In very eloquent terms may I add . ”

    Yes she has been very quick to be seen to be mending fences.
    Do you think Paraguay will want back in MS?
    Are any political or business groups lobbying to stay out?

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    He won't be considered a member if the club until he has made a public statement on his support for Argentina over the Falklands, she will consider this as mandatory before she agrees on Paraguay's return to Mercosur. And it will happen during his first meeting with the old hag.

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 03:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    5 Condorito . Good question . I would say that the business community would consider it useful to remain in Mercosur , mainly because this is a landlocked country and we import a lot from Mercosur. Cartes has said that we should rejoin the club but he may condition the re entry terms . You must remember that this country considered their ousting to be illegal . And they added insult to injury by allowing Venezuela in ! Many remember the Triple Alliance war . Same players but different script so negotiations will need to be handled with some care .
    I will not repeat Mujica' s incredible remark on what he thinks about laws ! Or his insults to the Colorado senators who now will run the country .
    Paraguay , a poor country true , but with pride .

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • manchesterlad

    Unasur with it's Iranian, Russian & Chinese buddies were very quick in recognizing Maduro in a very close vote......let's see how quick they are in joining Cartes for his inauguration

    Talk about S.American solidarity..... No lo creo!!!

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    8 manchesterlad . Nice one . We are patient . Triple alliance , Bolivia war ! Here they do not like Iran or Castro .

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    I never said the elections were rigged, those are your excuses when your “side” loses.

    I said he is a drug-trafficking, homophobic smuggler.
    And a millionaire.

    Those are famous for bringing equality and removing poverty, aren't they?
    Not that poverty is a big issue in Paraguay...

    A true representation of the Guaraníes.... or?...

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    10 Sleep well . When you poor people lose you just lose control.

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • manchesterlad

    I'd rather have a shady businessman who will help countless of people through the filter down effect than a lawyer who takes suitcases full of money out of the country which helps no one but herself!!!

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    A love how Stevie uses homophobe as an insult when he is guilty of the same thing on this website.

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Remember this post?

    That was back in December.
    We had never chatted before that, you and I.

    Same day, another thread;

    Proof is, I WAS wrong...

    After that, you declared your sexuality twice a day up until New Years Eve (I might be exaggerating.

    Please, don't hide behind the rainbow flag.
    If I have issues with you, it's not with every gay man.
    It's with you, and it has little to do with you being gay.

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    “A drug-trafficking, homophobic smuggler...”

    Might be better than a nutter with a God-complex. Or a bus-driver that listens to little birdies. Or a lying, corrupt, thieving, plastic, dictatorial, tyrannical and stupid hag.

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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