U.S. sanctions former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes for corruption

Last January, Cartes was reported to the Secretariat for the Prevention of Money or Asset Laundering (Seprelad) for "money laundering, illicit enrichment and false declaration," reported the then Paraguayan Minister of the Interior, Arnaldo Giuzzio, who signed the accusation.

The U.S. State Department announced this Friday the "public designation" of former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes (2013-2018) for his "participation in significant acts of corruption," announced Washington's ambassador to Paraguay, Marc Ostfield.

The decision means that the former president and his immediate family "are not eligible to enter the United States," the diplomat added at a press conference.

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"During his term, Horacio Cartes used the Presidency of Paraguay to obstruct a transnational crime investigation involving his . . .

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