Paraguay’s new president takes office, promises to cut poverty

Paraguay's new President Mario Abdo Benitez gestures to the public as he rides in an open car alongside Paraguay's first lady Silvana Lopez Moreira after his inauguration ceremony in Asuncion, Paraguay August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

ASUNCION (Reuters) – Former senator Mario Abdo Benitez took office as Paraguay’s new president on Wednesday, pledging to cut poverty and fight corruption after winning national elections in April, but major changes to economic policy were not expected. Abdo, 46, a conservative Colorado party politician, replaces businessman and Colorado party member Horacio Cartes, a former […]

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