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Tag: Horacio Cartes

  • Monday, January 17th 2022 - 20:24 UTC

    Former Paraguayan President suspected of laundering money

    Cartés' behavior was “not compatible with that of a political leader,” Guzzio said

    Paraguay's Interior Minister Arnaldo Giuzzio intends to bring former President Horacio Cartés before the Courts to account for the inconsistencies in his affidavits and tax and real estate returns. But Guzzio said he still needs to decide whether he will do it as a private citizen or in his official capacity.

  • Thursday, January 13th 2022 - 21:07 UTC

    Paraguay: Congresswoman says drug money runs in all political parties

    “It is not only (the case of former President Horacio) Cartes,” Amarilla explained

    Congresswoman Celeste Amarilla from the Authentic Radical Liberal Party said “money from drug trafficking exists in all parties, although this criminal influence is more prevalent in the Colorado Party.”

  • Wednesday, November 20th 2019 - 09:30 UTC

    Brazilian police seek the arrest of Paraguay ex president Cartes on money laundering

    The ex president remains in Paraguay and is “at ease because he had no commercial ties to Dario Messer,” lawyer Carlos Palacios told media in Asunción.

    Brazilian police are seeking the arrest of Paraguay’s ex-President Horacio Cartes as part of an investigation into money laundering. On Tuesday, Brazilian authorities alleged Cartes provided US$500,000 to a criminal organization at the request of Dario Messer, a Brazilian associate who was then a fugitive facing corruption charges, prosecutors told reporters.

  • Tuesday, August 6th 2019 - 10:10 UTC

    Colorado Party of Paraguay urges lawmakers and supporters to stand behind President Abdo

    Senator Juan Carlos Galaverna said the people have the right to demand reconciliation among all members of the Colorado Party.

    Paraguay's Colorado Party Monday backed its support of President Mario Abdo in the aftermath of the political scandal sparked last week when the somber Itaipu electricity deal with Brazil was unearthed, leaving the government on the brink of impeachment, a threat which has been averted.... for now.

  • Thursday, August 16th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    New president takes office in Paraguay pledging to combat poverty and corruption

    Abdo Benitez, 46, promised to combat poverty and entrenched corruption, and urged Paraguayans to “look toward the future and not remain stuck in the past”

    Mario Abdo Benitez, “Marito”, took over as Paraguay's new president on Wednesday, replacing a seemingly disgruntled Horacio Cartes, who left the inauguration ceremony before it finished. Abdo Benitez, 46, promised to combat poverty and entrenched corruption, and urged Paraguayans to “look toward the future and not remain stuck in the past” as he took the oath of office to start a five-year term.

  • Monday, June 18th 2018 - 11:14 UTC

    Uruguay chair of Mercosur, targets accord with China, exhausted of negotiations with the EU

     Nin Novoa fears negotiations with EU could temporarily “breakdown”, although he anticipated he was committed to avoid such a situation.

    Uruguay will be handed the rotating chair of Mercosur this Monday in a brief summit ceremony to take place in Paraguay. Attending will be Brazil's Michel Temer, Uruguay's Tabare Vázquez, the host Paraguay Horacio Cartes and in representation of Argentina, vice president Gabriela Michetti. President Mauricio Macri is in the midst of a cabinet reshuffle and waiting for market reaction this Monday following the naming of a new Central Bank chairman.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Paraguay will have a woman president for the first time in history

    Parliament is due to confirm Cartes' resignation and proclaim Pucheta as interim president this week. Pucheta is from the right-wing Colorado Party

    Paraguay will have a woman president for the first time in its history, at least temporarily, after outgoing leader Horacio Cartes decided to step down ahead of schedule. Vice-President Alicia Pucheta, 68, will complete Cartes' mandate after he resigned to become a senator.

  • Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 - 08:24 UTC

    Paraguay officially moves embassy to Jerusalem: Cartes-Netanyahu summit

    Netanyahu gave a speech at the ceremony in which he emphasized that both countries “have great cooperation and it will be even better.”

    Paraguay officially moved the country's embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, with President Horacio Cartes in Israel for the ceremony, also attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Paraguay, a member of Mercosur, is now the third country to move its embassy to Jerusalem, following the United States and Guatemala. The inauguration ceremony took place at noon at the embassy’s new home in the Malkha technology park, which also houses the Guatemalan embassy.

  • Friday, May 11th 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Paraguay's president “soul brother” accused by Brazil of money laundering

    A Brazilian financial crimes prosecutor on Wednesday accused the president's friend, Dario Messer, of money laundering and criminal association.

    Paraguayan authorizes have issued an arrest warrant for a man President Horacio Cartes has described as his “soul brother” as part of a sweeping investigation into corruption in Latin America.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 07:58 UTC

    All is ready for Paraguay Sunday's presidential election

    Ex Costa Rica president said that on Election Day, “observers will be deployed throughout the country and throughout the day to different polling stations.”

    Former Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla began this week her activities as head of the Organization of American States (OAS) mission that will observe Paraguay’s April 22 elections. During an event at Paraguay’s TSJE electoral court, Chinchilla and the president of the TSJE, Jaime Bestard, signed an agreement establishing the terms of the mission, which will include 39 observers from 14 countries.