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Paraguayan opposition leader calls former president Horacio Cartes “murderer”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The president of Paraguay's largest opposition party, Efraín Alegre, called former president Horacio Cartes a "murderer" on Tuesday (21), after a court sentenced three young people to prison terms in the trial for the destruction and burning of the Congress building in 2017, during a protest against the presidential reelection promoted by the ruling party.

In a video released after learning of the three-year prison sentence for these people, the leader of the Liberal Party held Cartes directly responsible for the death of Rodrigo Quintana.

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