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.
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.
Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez believes Vice President Hugo Velázquez should resign and avoid his impeachment in which his political opponents from within their own Colorado Party might seek to splash the head of state.
Chilean business associates of disgraced former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartés would be pushing to break up all commercial ties with the man declared as significantly corrupt by the US State Department last month.
Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Velázquez Friday announced in a radio interview that he would be resigning his job and stepping down from the presidential race after being added by the United States to the list of people significantly corrupt, where he joined former President Horacio Cartés.
Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez last week announced he would up funding for the National Intelligence Secretariat (SNI), an agency created in 2018. Abdo justified his move on the body's precarious budget, due to which it relies on foreign cooperation to fulfill its mission.
Former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartés (2013-2018) has been added to the US State Department's black list of highly corrupt individuals, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Friday in a statement.
Paraguayan Deputy Juan Carlos Ozorio Wednesday submitted his resignation following allegations that he is involved in drug trafficking and after the Lower House announced his dismissal would be decided by vote.
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.
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.