Paraguay’s President Avoids Corruption Investigation over Itaipú Agreement

The motion was brought to the Chamber of Deputies by the opposition in the wake of a scandal over an energy agreement with Brazil. The 43 deputies of the ruling Colorado Party voted unanimously against the opposition's motion.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, the Paraguayan Parliament rejected a motion for an investigation into President Mario Abdo Benítez, Vice-president Hugo Velázquez, and Finance Minister Benigno López, the president's half-brother.

The motion was brought to the Chamber of Deputies by the opposition in the wake of a scandal over an Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?