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Montevideo, September 22nd 2023 - 12:15 UTC

Tag: Horacio Cartes

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Paraguay's ruling party reported to have campaign financing problems

    Cartes as party chairman is a liability for the ANR

    Less than three weeks before the April 30 presidential elections in Paraguay, the ruling National Republican Association (ANR), also known as the Colorado Party, continues to face serious financing problems stemming from Party Chairman Horacio Cartes having been declared significantly corrupt by the United States, which renders him non-eligible for many banks to sign loan agreements.

  • Tuesday, April 4th 2023 - 09:29 UTC

    Extradition of Paraguayan corrupt leaders after the elections?

    The Biden administration fears any action before the elections could backfire, the magazine explained

    The extradition of former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and other politicians in the South American country who have been declared as “significantly corrupt” may come after the April 30 elections, according to an article carried in the latest issue of Americas Quarterly magazine.

  • Monday, March 27th 2023 - 07:51 UTC

    Paraguay goes into wintertime mode

    The time change was decreed by then-President Horacio Cartes in 2014

    Effective Sunday, Paraguay went into winter time, which meant setting the country's clocks at GMT -4 until the first Sunday of October, which places the entire country one hour behind its Mercosur partners (Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina).

  • Friday, March 24th 2023 - 09:57 UTC

    US adds 3 Paraguayans to list of significantly corrupt officials

    The infamous list already includes former President Horacio Cartes and current Vice President Hugo Velázquez

    The US State Department has added three Paraguayan nationals to its list of “significantly corrupt” officials just one day after signing a new arrangement with the South American country whereby military engineers would assist in future waterway developments.

  • Thursday, March 23rd 2023 - 10:29 UTC

    New team of prosecutors to investigate former Paraguayan President Cartes

    The opposition presidential hopeful has filed some of the cases now brought back to active status

    A new team of prosecutors created this week by Attorney General Emiliano Rolón will investigate former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes for alleged false statements in the Pandora Papers inquiry and for his involvement in the operations of the Venezuelan-Iranian Boeing 747-300 freighter and its 18 crew members.

  • Friday, January 27th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Cartes and Velázquez have ties to Hezbollah, US gov't says

    The United States will continue to combat the use of public money for personal benefit, Ostfield warned

    Former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and current Vice President Hugo Velázquez have ties to the terrorist group Hezbollah, US Ambassador to Asunción Marc Ostfield said Thursday during a press conference.

  • Wednesday, January 11th 2023 - 21:27 UTC

    Cartes takes over as Paraguay's Colorado Party chairman

    The ANR is now expected to close ranks behind presidential candidate Santiago Peña

    Former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartés was sworn in Tuesday afternoon as Chairman of the National Republican Association (ANR - also known as Colorado Party), replacing Congressman and Vice-Presidential hopeful Pedro Alliana.

  • Friday, October 28th 2022 - 10:23 UTC

    Argentina to disregard EBY deal between Cartes and Macri

    Duarte Frutos and Massa met earlier this week

    Argentina's Economy Ministry told Paraguayan authorities at the Binational Yacyretá Entity (EBY) that the agreement between former Presidents Horacio Cartes and Mauricio Macri will no longer be put for consideration before Congress in Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, September 8th 2022 - 09:24 UTC

    Football fans want former Paraguayan president extradited to US

    One Olimpia fan wore an orange jumpsuit and an Horacio Cartes mask.

    Paraguayan football fans supporting Olimpia chanted Wednesday evening “extradition for Horacio” in reference to former President Horacio Cartés' designation by the US State Department as “significantly corrupt.”

  • Thursday, August 25th 2022 - 09:38 UTC

    US envoy discusses corruption with Paraguayan lawmakers

    Paraguayan senators understood the US would take action beyond labeling people as “significantly corrupt”

    The US Undersecretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mark Wells Wednesday said in Asunción that his country would undertake further action beyond declaring Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Velázquez and former President Horacio Cartés as “significantly corrupt.”