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U.S. Blacklists Former Paraguayan President Due to Alleged Corruption, Terrorism Ties

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The U.S. has blacklisted former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes for his role in “significant corruption,” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday, as Washington singled out the former powerful leader of the landlocked South American country.

The designation will prevent Mr. Cartes, who ruled Paraguay from 2013 to 2018, from entering the U.S., Mr. Blinken said in a statement.

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