The prison sentences of former ministers of Agriculture and Livestock Enzo Cardozo and Rody Godoy for fraud and breach of trust were confirmed Thursday by Paraguay's Supreme Court, which turned down the unconstitutionality actions filed by the defendants, who were therefore transferred to the national Tacumbú penitentiary for the next 10 and 7 years respectively.
Paraguay's Supreme Court has elected Antonio Fretes with 8 votes as Chief Justice for the fifth time, it was announced Wednesday. He has already chaired one of the country's branches of Government in 2005/2006, 2009/2010, 2013/2014, 2015/2016 and now 2022/2023.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has ruled Paraguay was liable for violating judicial independence after arbitrarily dismissing Supreme Court Justices Bonifacio Ríos Ávalos and Carlos Fernández Gadea through impeachment in 2003.
The Paraguayan Supreme Court accepted on Wednesday an unconstitutional appeal against the removal of President Fernando Lugo which requests the annulment of the political impeachment undertaken and voted by Congress.